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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.