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Next steps for agri-tech in the UK: investment, research and developing the Industrial Strategy

Organised by
Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum
Location
Central london
Price
£210 + VAT
Contact email
Email: Michael.Ryan.food@westminsterforumprojects.co.uk
Contact telephone
01344 864796
Website

Overview

The focus:
Next steps for securing the UK’s position as a world leader in agricultural technologies.

Context:
Progress made by the UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy, as it moves into its fourth year of implementation;
The recent Government-commissioned report setting out plans to monitor the strategy’s implementation and measure its success; and
The potential impact of Brexit on the future direction of UK agri-tech policy, research partnerships and funding.

Officials attending:
So far, places have been reserved by parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Lords and officials from BEIS; CCC; DAERA (NI); DfE; Defra; DIT; FCO; Food Standards Agency; Government Office for Science and the Welsh Government.

Key discussion points:
Future policy landscape for UK agricultural technology;
*Priorities for investment and commercial opportunities post-Brexit;
*Opportunities for boosting UK agri-tech overseas - accessing new markets and emerging sectors;
*Sustainable food systems and agricultural innovation - the future of agri-environment schemes;
*Progress made by the Agri-Tech Catalyst projects and industry partnerships; and
*Update on the new Agrimetrics Centre and harnessing big data in the agri-food industry.

Runs from 8.30am-13.00pm
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