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Can UK agriculture survive after Brexit?

A major gathering of academics, policymakers and practitioners meets in Birmingham next week to learn more about the latest research into what UK agriculture might look like after Brexit.

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and Newcastle University are holding a workshop on September 18 to consider the results of research into what British agriculture could look like after Brexit.

Brexit: How might UK Agriculture Thrive or Survive? is an 18-month research project coordinated by Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

The project has used economic modelling at farm, sector and macro levels to assess the likely impacts of various UK agricultural and trade policy scenarios following Brexit.

Its aim is to provide the UK government, devolved administrations, professional organisations and practitioners with a robust basis for making decisions about future policies.

The workshop will bring together academics, AHDB, policy-makers from Defra and the devolved administrations, farmers and representatives of farming organisations to share and discuss the project’s findings.

Rural business opportunities will change with Brexit. The picture displays a signpost with Britain and Europe going in opposite directions.

published on: 13 September 2018