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Role of innovation and research explored by committee

13 January 2016

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee continues its inquiry into price volatility and agricultural resilience by taking evidence on innovation and research.


Wednesday 13 January in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 11.00am:

  • Sir Peter Kendall, Chairman, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
  • Eirwen Williams, Director, Menter a Busnes
  • David Gardner, Chief Executive, Royal Agricultural Society of England

Likely Questions

  • Do farmers consider farm efficiency, innovation and knowledge sharing to be useful tools in responding to risks such as price volatility?
  • How can information sharing across the whole supply chain be encouraged?
  • Do farmers in the UK feel knowledgeable, and confident, about how to mitigate risks and take advantage of private sector partnerships, futures markets, etc.?
  • How can farmers take advantage of the latest research findings?
    What is the role of levy-funded organisations in helping farmers to improve resilience and manage risk?
  • What is the role of public policy, including the CAP, in strengthening agricultural resilience?

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