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Food security – UK priorities, supporting domestic production and driving innovation

November 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:55 pm

Agri-EPI’s CTO to present

Dr Shamal Mohammed, Agri-EPI’s CTO will be delivering a presentation on technological developments and innovation in agri-food in improving productivity at this year’s Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum Policy Conference: Food security – UK priorities, supporting domestic production and driving innovation on Monday 30th November 2020.

The Conference, which will be held online, will examine key issues for food security and UK supply chain.

Other keynote presenters include Minette Batters, President, NFU; Anna Taylor, Executive Director, The Food Foundation and Chief Independent Adviser, National Food Strategy; Jack Ward, Chief Executive, British Growers Association; and more.

Agenda

8.30: Registration
9.00: Chair’s opening remarks – Senior Parliamentarian
9.05: Food Security – the global context and the impact of the pandemic. Senior speaker to be announced
9.20: Key issues for food security and UK supply chain – developing an Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme that supports domestic food production, maintains standards and aids sector recovery from the pandemic Minette Batters, President, NFU
9.35: Questions and comments from the floor
9.55: Break
10.00: Stakeholder perspectives on UK food security – the impact of Brexit, meeting environmental targets, and developing funding and regulatory mechanisms to support production

  • Anna Taylor, Executive Director, The Food Foundation and Chief Independent Adviser, National Food Strategy
  • Jack Ward, Chief Executive, British Growers Association
  • Vicki Hird, Sustainable Farming Campaign Coordinator, Sustain
  • Neil Shand, Interim Chief Executive, National Beef Association
  • Sarah Blanford, Organic, Crop, and Data Manager, Sainsbury’s

Questions and comments from the floor
11.15:  Chair’s closing remarks -Senior Parliamentarian
11.20: Break
11.30: Chair’s opening remarks – Senior Parliamentarian
11.35: Improving land use, supply chain efficiency and the road to net zero – Senior representative, sustainability
11.40: The effect of moves towards sustainable diets on UK food security and climate targets – managing the transition, adapting to consumer trends and opportunities for novel foods – Christian Reynolds, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London; Senior representative, food industry
12.00: The role of developments in agri-food and crop science in improving productivity – innovation, regulation and supporting sector growth – Dr Shamal Mohammed, Chief Technical Officer, Agri-EPI Centre; Senior representative, crop science
12.20: The impact of future trade negotiations – food standards, access to markets and meeting global commitments
12.30: Senior commentator
Questions and comments from the floor
12.55: Chair’s and Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum closing remarks -Senior Parliamentarian, Michael Ryan, Deputy Editor, Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Register now: www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/conference