Ipswich: Conference puts future of farming in Suffolk in spotlight

MEP Vicky Ford

MEP Vicky Ford - Credit: Archant © 2010

THE future of the agricultural and food in Suffolk will be in the spotlight at an event next week.

Industry leaders, local authorities and farmers will be taking part in an agricultural conference at Trinity Park in Ipswich on Tuesday.

It is predicted that in order to meet demand global production will need to increase by 50% by 2030 and 100% by 2050, using less resources.

The conference will bring the agriculture and food sector together with the public sector to explore ways of developing the sector in Suffolk to meet such challenges.

Speakers include Vicky Ford, a Member of the European Parliament, who will explain the relevance of the European debate on agriculture policy to the regional development of the industry and Suffok farmer John Taylor who will look at how farmers are addressing the challenges.


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“The success and growth of the county’s agricultural sector is vital not only to Suffolk but to the rest of the country,” said Councillor Judy Terry, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for economy and skills. “The success and growth of the county’s agricultural sector is vital not only to Suffolk but to the rest of the country.”

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