Producing more from less – new metrics for sustainable agriculture in the UK

Wed, 16/01/2013 - Thu, 17/01/2013

Farming Futures AHDB Conference

The Best Western Plus Manor Hotel, NEC, Birmingham, CV7 7NH

For reasons of governance, trade and market competitiveness there is an increasing interest in how to measure and compare the impacts of agricultural production systems. With a primary focus on the UK, this conference will bring together producers, researchers, manufacturers, retailers and policy makers to take stock of work in progress (nationally and internationally), achieve a common understanding of issues, establish new connections, share perspectives and encourage a consistency of approach that will enable productive dialogue between all interested parties.

The following sessions will take place from 2pm on 16th January until 1pm 17th January
1: Challenges Facing Agriculture Session
2: Challenges in large Industry sectors Session
3: Analysis of tools available
4: Exemplars targeting progress in sustainability

Confirmed speakers are
• Pierre Gerber - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
• Tim Benton - BBSRC UK Champion for Global Food Security
• Ian Crute - AHDB - Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
• Jonathan Thomas - Leatherhead Food Research
• Kathleen Lewis - University of Hertfordshire
• Jonathan Hillier - Aberdeen University
• Bob Rees - Scotland’s Rural University College
• Alberto Garrido - Polytechnic University of Madrid
• Caroline Drummond - LEAF – Linking Environment and Farming
• Ray Keatinge - DairyCo
• Eileen Wall - Scotland’s Rural University College
• Markus Frank - BASF Group, SE

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