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