Profiting from new breeding techniques

The latest Technical Seminar, organised jointly by BCPC and The Farmers Club will take place 11 July 2019.

Whatever the final ramifications of Brexit for UK agriculture and its markets at home and abroad, farmers’ ability to remain viable will depend on finding ways to adapt to change. Fortunately, unlike most present day politicians, our farming industry has a long-term vision. It also has a resolve to remain profitable and competitive based on best practice and being at the forefront of new technology. There’s no better example of that than the rapid advances made by the crop biotechnology sector which has the potential to offer huge benefits to UK farmers, the economy and the environment.

This technical seminar, the third in a series to be organised by the Farmers Club and the British Crop Production Council, two independent organisations, explains the science, benefits, drawbacks and regulatory issues surrounding new breeding technology.


Outline programme:

10.30: Registration and Coffee

  • New breeding techniques – The economist’s perspective: Graham Brookes, Agricultural Economist, PG Economics
  • UK farmers’ standpoint: Tom Bradshaw, Essex farmer and NFU Crops Board Chairman and Helen Ferrier, NFU Chief Science and Regulatory Affairs Adviser
  • What accelerated plant breeding has to offer: Alison Bentley, Director of Genetics and Breeding at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany
  • The regulatory framework: Julian Little, Head of Communications and Government Affairs, UK Bayer Crop Science Division
  • Research perspectives: Prof Cristobal Uauy, Project Leader Crop Genetics, Johnn Innes Centre


To Book your place call The Farmers Club

Tel: 020 7930 3751