Changing the future of food and farming

All Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology

Event Date : January 27, 2015

Organic food and farming – current state, potential benefits and policy opportunities

27th January 2015, 2-4 pm

Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1

Please register directly with the APPG Agroecology for this event: ;

Organic farming is one leading approach to agroecology which is already widely supported and regulated at EU and member state levels, including within the UK. The aim of this event is to provide Members of Parliament and other policy makers with an update on the current state of organic food and farming in the UK, including its policy/ regulatory context and development needs, and to look at how its potential is being developed in other EU countries.

Programme

14:00 Introduction by Chair
14:10 The state of UK organic food and farming, and its potential benefits: Prof. Nicolas Lampkin, Director, Organic Research Centre
14:30 The business opportunities and challenges: Paul Moore, Director Wintermoore Associates Ltd., Chair of UK Organic Trade Board and formerly Head of Marketing, Community Foods Ltd.
14:50 Innovative policy options – the Danish experience: Paul Holmbeck, Director, Organic Denmark
15:10 Concluding discussion followed by networking
16:00 Close of meeting

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