05 August 2010
NFYFC agriculture & rural affairs chairwoman Katherine Sealy is urging YFC members to learn more about the House of Lords consultation on Innovation in EU Agriculture, and join the Farmers Weekly discussion about careers in agriculture for women.
The inquiry has been launched by the House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Farming and invites contributions from across the agricultural, food production, retail, environmental and research sectors.
The aim is to identify how innovation in EU agriculture can be best supported, particularly at a time when factors such as population increase and climate change have greatly impacted the scale of the challenges facing agriculture in the UK, Europe and globally.
The committee will be considering how far agriculture is innovating today; what the obstacles to innovation are; what challenges are likely to drive innovation in the future; the key players and structures needed to support innovation in EU agriculture; how the Common Agricultural Policy and EU Research Programme can help to resolve the issues identified.
Says Katherine: “This is a great opportunity to learn more. You can watch the committee’s chairman, Lord Carter of Coles, explaining the consultation in this video and learn more via the committee’s webpage.”
“There is also an interesting discussion about career options for women in agriculture on the Farmers Weekly online forums this week,” adds Katherine.
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