Professor Chris Elliott: 2030-2050

Chris Elliott is a Professor and Pro-VC at Queens University Belfast. He’s also the founder of the Institute for Global Food Security, and led the Government’s Elliott Review into the integrity and assurance of the food network after the horsemeat...
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Green Table – discussion on Agri-robotics

Just as the tractor revolutionised farming in the last century, a new generation of technologies are currently revolutionising farming. Tech developments are out there looking to displace the labour-intensive activities. Retail cannot look too far into the future. they...
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The 6-to-12-year horizon: farming

There is the need to challenge the mindset of farmers. They are into the cyclical processes. The better farmers challenge themselves to improve. This is partly about consolidation – farmer will see greater and greater consolidation, as better ones...
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Dr. Helen Ferrier – 6 – 12 years outlook

Observations from the NFU policy unit perspective: Farming production has different decision making cycles; Thinking is for as long for as people will be farmers…. eg. Arable has 5-6 year rotations of cereals or veg. In livestock the breeding...
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Red Table – 3 to 5 year horizon discussion.

Pressure will be on the consumer, and hard to keep track of all the variables. Organisations stripping out the costs. Big brands continue to grow. Home delivery makes it cheaper, these are changing the landscape for the consumer. China...
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Green Table: thoughts on the 3 to 5 years Horizons

Every sector of the food industry is facing challenges.  If you’re agile and have the financial capacity you can hedge your bets. British businesses are having to choose where to produce, here or abroad, with little information.  The uncertainty...
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Brexit, consumer mistrust and consolidation

Risk from Brexit One risk in the 3-5 year horizon is from Brexit. This includes a concern over food standards and regulations and therefore food safety. One participant mentions that this might lead to a collapse in consumer confidence,...
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