Future of agriculture in Suffolk to be discussed by farmers and industry leaders
The future of the agriculture and food sector in Suffolk is to be discussed by industry leaders, local authorities and farmers at an agricultural conference being held at Trinity Park in Ipswich on Tuesday.
It is predicted that in order to meet demand, global production will need to increase by 50 per cent by 2030, and 100 per cent by 2050 - while using less resources.
The conference will bring the agriculture and food sector together with the public sector to explore ways of developing the sector in Suffolk to meet such challenges.
Key topics up for discussion include:
- Jobs and the future workforce
- Water and resources
- Planning and infrastructure
- Market and supply chains
As well as workshops and panel sessions in which all attendees will have a chance to identify and discuss the main issues affecting the development of the sector, the event will also include presentations from high-profile speakers.
These include Vicky Ford MEP, who will explain the relevance of the European debate on agriculture policy to the regional development of the industry, and John Taylor, a Suffolk farmer who will look at the ways challenges have been faced by the sector over the past 100 years, and how the farming community is addressing the challenges of the present day.
Chris Bushby, executive director of the Suffolk Agricultural Association, said: “This conference will bring Suffolk’s agricultural leaders together to help us capitalise on opportunities to guarantee a strong future for the sector in Suffolk.”
To find out more about the conference or to book a place, please contact or visit: http://suffolkfoodagriculture.eventbrite.co.uk/
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