Work of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs examined

18 April 2018

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee hears from economists, academics and leaders from the Agri-Tech industry for its inquiry on the Work of DEFRA: Health and Harmony.


Wednesday 18 April, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 2.45pm

  • Dr Ben Caldecott, Senior Associate Fellow, Bright Blue
  • Angela Francis, Chief Economist, Green Alliance
  • Michael Taylor, Economics Research Fellow, Policy Exchange

At 3:45pm

  • Tim Bennett, Chairman, Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock
  • Fraser Black, Chief Executive Officer, Crop Health and Protection
  • Professor Simon Blackmore, Head of Robotic Agriculture, Harper Adams University
  • Tom Hind, Chief Strategy Officer, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Likely topics for discussion

Likely topics for discussion include: the impact of withdrawing agricultural subsidies, devising a new system based on public goods and the latest innovations in agricultural technology.

Further information

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