Horizon blog

AHDB experts take a look at the opportunities and challenges in the changes to agricultural policy following Brexit. In this Horizon series of blogs, they will be exploring and analysing the impacts on different agricultural and horticultural sectors, and their supply chains. Keep checking back, as new blogs will be added regularly.

Future UK trade deals and their potential impact on food standards

Friday, 29th July

AHDB's senior policy analyst Tom Forshaw looks at the contentious issue of food standards in future trade deals and why media attention might be focusing on the wrong things.

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Tom Forshaw

Senior Analyst - Policy

What CAP reform means for EU farmers

Friday, 23rd July

The UK may have left the EU at the start of 2020 but, as our main trading partner, matters there are still important for UK agriculture. Earlier this month a number of reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy were agreed, including a raising of the bar for cross-compliance and more measures for the environment. AHDB’s insider in Brussels Tania Gesto-Casás assesses the recent announcements.

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Tania Gesto-Casas

EU Policy Manager

UK and US suspend trade dispute

Friday, 25th June

It was recently announced that agreement has been reached between the UK and the US to temporarily suspend the tariffs imposed on a variety of products as a result of the longstanding Airbus-Boeing dispute. In this blog our International Market Development Director Dr Phil Hadley shares his views about what this means for UK food and farming.

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Phil Hadley

International Market Development Director

How does farming achieve net zero?

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

AHDB’s Head of Environment, Dr Jonathan Foot addressed the Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum this morning (23 June 2021), to outline how the UK’s agriculture sector can help deliver the changes required to land use and reach the Government’s target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

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Jon Foot

Head of Environment & Resource Management

Time to focus on the future

Friday, 18th June 2021

With BPS applications fresh in our minds, AHDB's Steve Dunkley talks about why it is a stark reminder to farmers and growers in England that change is upon us and what action people can take.

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Steve Dunkley

Head of Business, Insights and Skills

The UK-Australia free trade deal - just how is it significant for UK agriculture?

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Trade deals always cause a great deal of debate across the agriculture sector. Strong and polarised opinion seem inherent in any press coverage, with predictions of either untold benefits or devastating impacts depending on the respective viewpoints. The run up to the UK-Australia trade deal has been no different. AHDB’s David Swales looks beyond the rhetoric, exploring the potential significance of the recent announcement, as well as its potential impact.

David Swales

Head of Strategic Insight

Exploring the reality of EU exit for meat traders

Thursday, 3 June 2021

In the first edition of our rebooted trade and policy blog, AHDB’s Tania Gesto-Casás discusses the experience and learnings of meat exporters from different European countries so far since launching into our new trading relationship.

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Tania Gesto-Casas

EU Policy Manager
Explore our previous blog series: EU Exit Perspectives