13 July 2022
Returning event will look at impacts on agriculture
The National Farm Management conference, hosted by The Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM) returns to the UK in November.
The event, which will take place at the QE II Centre in London, is set to tackle the debate on food security and is entitled Agriculture’s Defining Decade: Balancing Food and Environmental Security.
Key note speakers will include representatives from the NFU, the retail sector, universities/research, the agricultural sector and the Climate Change Committee.
Following disruptions caused by Brexit, Covid and war in the Black Sea region the food security debate rages on and the event will explore exactly what food security means, looking at whether self-sufficiency is a useful proxy and its complexities, how growers can balance improving national food security with the ever-growing domestic land use competition from delivering environmental goods and services and expanding the area of biomass cropping and woodland to meet our net zero targets. It will also explore ‘non-traditional’ landless agriculture and the roles that could potentially be played by vertical farming, alternative proteins and cultured food play.