Lords Agriculture Committee to hear innovation witnesses

Horticulture and agriculture experts are set to appear before the House of Lords Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment as part of its Inquiry into Innovation in EU Agriculture.

The aim of the inquiry is to identify how innovation in EU agriculture can be best supported, "particularly at a time when factors such as population increase and climate change have greatly affected the scale of the challenges facing agriculture in the UK, Europe and globally". 

The following organisations will appear as 'witnesses':

Wednesday 10 November

11:00   Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

11:45   John Innes Centre

 

Wednesday 17 November

11:00 Rothamsted Research Institute

 

Wednesday 1 December

11:00   National Farmers Union, and Country Land and Business Association

16:30   US Department of Agriculture (video link)

 

Wednesday 8 December

11:00 Paolo De Castro, MEP, Chairman, Agriculture Committee, European Parliament

 

The witnesses will be asked questions in relation to:

  • the extent of innovation in agriculture today
  • obstacles to innovation
  • challenges likely to drive innovation in the future
  • key players and structures needed to support innovation in EU agriculture
  • assistance from the Common Agricultural Policy and EU Research Programme
The evidence session will be broadcast live at www.parliamentlive.tv

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