Brexit, Agriculture and the Environment

Date: 29 September 2017 Location: Greenmount Campus

RSPB NI – in partnership with the NI Environment Link Brexit Coalition- Invites you to join us at CAFRE Greenmount Campus (Co. Antrim, BT41 4PS) on the 29th September, 09.30 – 16.00, for Brexit, Agriculture and the Environment: Debating the Way Forward for Agriculture and the Environment in Northern Ireland.

Brexit provides unprecedented challenges and opportunities for agriculture and the environment and as such farming in Northern Ireland is at a crossroads. The Northern Ireland Environment Link (NIEL) Brexit Coalition are hosting a conference to examine the possible implications of post CAP agriculture in Northern Ireland, on Friday 29 September at CAFRE’s Greenmount Campus.

This unique event will bring together farmers, academics, economists, eNGOs and the wider food and farming community to help visualise how a new sustainable agriculture land use policy would deliver for farming, food and nature. The free event also offers farmers an important opportunity during afternoon workshops to contribute to future policy proposal development to how agriculture can grasp this opportunity in a way that truly sustains the economic, social and environmental fabric of our shared rural areas.

Speakers include NIFDA chair Declan Billington, AFBI agricultural economist Myles Patton, countryside consultant Paul Silcock, Ulster Farmers Union President Barclay Bell, EU environmental/agricultural policy researcher Dr Viviane Gravey from Queens University Belfast and representatives from the NIEL Brexit Coalition.

Tea/Coffee and lunch will be provided free. During this session there will also be an opportunity for nature friendly farmers to engage with others and form a farmer advocate group to champion a new sustainable agriculture land use policy.

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