This conference, organised by the Sustainable Food Trust in partnership with the National Farmers’ Union, will be held on 5th July 2019 with an evening reception and guest lecture by Charles Massy on the 4th July.
This conference has been inspired by Minette Batters’ target of net zero carbon emissions from UK agriculture by 2040. It is the first NFU/SFT partnership event, underlying the urgent need to work collaboratively to address the challenge of climate change. The event will explore the uniquecapacity of farming systems to address the threats of climate change,biodiversity and soil carbon loss, whilst producing high quality, health-promoting food.
Venue: Fir Farm, Lower Swell, Gloucestershire. Generously hosted by Sir Alan and Lady Parker.
Minette Batters – President, National Farmers’ Union
The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP – Secretary of State, Defra (tbc)
Tony Juniper – Chair, Natural England
Professor Dieter Helm – Chair, Natural Capital Committee
Professor Myles Allen and Michelle Cain – Oxford University (tbc)
Professor Michael Lee – Rothamsted Research
Charles Massy – Australian author and farmer
Henry Edmunds – Cholderton Estate
Gail Bradbrook – Co-Founder, Extinction Rebellion
Jonathan Dimbleby – Broadcaster and author
We invite farmers, policy makers, investors and other stakeholders to join usin exploring the practical, policy and economic changes that are needed toenable a transition to sustainable agriculture.
Conference session themes:
Reaching net zero carbon emissions: addressing the UK challenge
Climate change and emissions from UK agriculture: the science
Farming and business case studies
Making sustainable farming pay
Panel discussion chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby
Tickets are now available for the Friday event as well as the evening dinner and talk on the Thursday. Concession rates and sponsored places are also available. For more information on these, as well as for media passes and sponsorship opportunites please contact SFT Communications Manager, Megan Perry on email@example.com or 07761804341