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Details of group meetings and other activities.

 

Forthcoming Meetings

Past Meetings

The socio-economic contribution of plant breeding in the UK and EU - study

Friday 25 June 2021 via Zoom

Guest Speaker:
Dr Steffen Noleppa, Managing Director, HFFA Research GmbH

Chair:
Lord Cameron of Dillington

International trade opportunities for the UK agri-tech sector

Tuesday 27 April 2021 via Zoom

Guest Speakers:
Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister of State for Trade Policy, DIT
Nick von Westenholz, Director, Trade and Business Strategy, NFU

Chair:
Julian Sturdy MP

PM’s Task Force on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform
How can we use post-Brexit Regulatory Freedom to unleash UK Agri-Science Innovation?
Brainstorm with George Freeman MP

Monday 22 March 2021 via Zoom

Guest Speakers:
British Growers Association, Hummingbird Technologies, NFU, Agricultural Industries Confederation, Crop Protection Association, NIAB, Global Farmer Network, SESvanderHave, Bayer Crop Science, Commercial Farmers Group, CHAP

Chair:
Julian Sturdy MP

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 16 March 2021 via Zoom

Julian Sturdy MP re-elected as Chair

Earl of Lindsay, Lord Cameron of Dillington, Baroness Jones of Whitchurch and Rt Hon Robert Goodwill MP re-elected as Vice-Chairs

Income and Expenditure statement approved

Drones in precision agriculture

Monday 22 February 2021

Guest speakers:
Viscount Ridley, House of Lords/Regulatory Horizons Council
Hendrik zu Knyphausen, VP of Operations, Hummingbird Technologies
Jonathan Gill, UAV Researcher, National Centre for Precision Farming, Harper Adams University
Dr Shamal Mohammed, Chief Technology Officer, AGRI-EPI Centre


Chair
Julian Sturdy MP

USDA Agricultural Innovation Agenda – Ted A. McKinney

Tuesday 20 October 2020 via Zoom

Guest speaker:
Ted A. McKinney, USDA Under-Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs


Chair:
Julian Sturdy MP

National Food Strategy – the role of science and innovation

Wednesday 2 September 2020 via Zoom

Guest speaker:
Henry Dimbleby, National Food Strategy lead


Chair
Julian Sturdy MP

Post-Brexit opportunities for better UK regulation of plant breeding innovation

Tuesday 19 May 2020 via Zoom

Guest speakers:
Karen Holt, Independent Regulatory Consultant
Professor Jonathan Jones, Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich
Ian Munnery, General Manager, SESVanDerHave UK
Dr Tina Barsby, Chief Executive, NIAB


Chair
Julian Sturdy MP

Inaugural Meeting

Tuesday 11 February 2020, Committee Room 11, Palace of Westminster

Julian Sturdy MP re-elected as Chair


Lord Haskins, Earl of Lindsay, Lord Cameron of Dillington and Baroness Jones of Whitchurch re-elected as Vice-Chairs


Rt Hon Robert Goodwill elected as a new Vice-Chair