Details of group meetings and other activities.


Forthcoming Meetings

Past Meetings

Annual General Meeting

25 May 2022, Room U, Portcullis House

Julian Sturdy MP re-elected as chair
Lord Cameron of Dillington, Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, Earl of Lindsay, Rt Hon Sir Robert Goodwill MP re-elected as Vice-chairs.
Professor the Lord Trees was elected as a new Vice-chair.
Draft income and expenditure statement approved.

Nuffield Council on Bioethics report on gene editing in farmed animals

26 April 2022

Guest speaker:
Pete Mills, Assistant Director, Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Presentation of a recent report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics into the social and ethical issues raised by the potential use of gene editing technologies in farmed animal breeding, and an opportunity to discuss the report’s findings, and to hear views from key stakeholders in the veterinary, farming, breeding and scientific community.

UK pulses - fostering innovation to unlock sustainability, healthy eating and climate change benefits

Wednesday 16 March via Zoom

Guest speakers:
Roger Vickers, Chief Executive, PGRO
Professor Lars Østergaard, Group Leader, John Innes Centre
Elena Walden, Policy Manager, Good Food Institute (GFI) Europe
Dr Richard Harrison, Director of Cambridge Crop Research, NIAB

Julian Sturdy MP

Defra Chief Scientific Adviser - Professor Gideon Henderson

Tuesday 25 January via Zoom

Defra Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Gideon Henderson joined the All-Party Group for the first time as guest speaker on 25 January 2022 to present and discuss his thoughts on the scale of the net zero challenge and the opportunities scientific innovation in agriculture has to offer in reducing the climate change impact of our food system.

Minister for Exports Mike Freer MP launches Agri-Tech exports initiative

10 January 2022

DIT Minister for Exports Mike Freer MP was joined by representatives of UK Technology for Agriculture and Genetics (UK TAG), the Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) and the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) to launch a a new initiative aimed at boosting international trade in the Agri-Tech sector.

Whatever happened to Sustainable Intensification?

13 September 2021 via Zoom

Guest speakers:
Professor Sir David Baulcombe FRS, Royal Society Research Professor, University of Cambridge
Professor Michael Winter OBE, Professor of Land Economy and Society, University of Exeter
Professor Paul Wilson, Director, Rural Business Research Unit, University of Nottingham
Professor Andrew Balmford FRS, Professor of Conservation Science, University of Cambridge

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

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

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

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