"Focus on Farmers" Webinar - Productivity the silver bullet to carbon zero
Monday 14 December 2020, 08:00pm - 09:00pm
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 A webinar entitled “Productivity: the silver bullet to zero carbon” will take place on Monday 14th December at 8pm.  Following on from the success of the European Innovation Initiative (EIT) Food ‘Focus on Farmers’ Virtual Farm Walk series held over the late summer and autumn, this “Christmas Special” which will be hosted by AgriSearch for the EIT partners, including ABP, John Deere along with Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast and University of Reading.

In keeping with the theme of previous episodes, this event will feature farmer ambassadors Sam Chesney and James Evans alongside a number of special guest speakers providing a combined wealth of knowledge and experience within the agri-food sector.   

The main speaker on the evening will be Sir Peter Kendall.  Sir Peter has been leading the productivity working group of the Food and Drink Sector Council will outline the importance of improving agricultural productivity for economic, social and environmental reasons and the steps he has been taking to improve productivity on his own farm.

Stuart Roberts (Deputy President NFU) will then speak on the implementation of the agricultural productivity strategy in GB and how this links up with the new Agricultural Act recently enacted by Parliament.

Nick Whelan (CEO Dale Farm & Northern Ireland representative on the Food & Drink Sector Council) will speak on the challenges and opportunities of improving agricultural productivity in the dairy sector and on implementing the agricultural productivity strategy in Northern Ireland.

The farmers ambassadors for this project, Sam Chesney from County Down and James Evans from Shropshire will also discuss what they are doing on their farms to improve productivity.

To conclude the event a panel Q&A and discussion session will take place, chaired by Jonathan Birnie.

To register for the event click here