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Defra - Agricultural Economics Society Conference, January 2021
The Future of Farming Across the UK

Agenda
    
Morning Session
Chair: Ciaran Devlin, Deputy Director, Future Farming Evidence and Analysis, Defra

Introduction by Chair
10:00-10:05
Perspectives on the Future of Farming in the UK
Jonathan Baker (Defra), Rosemary Agnew (DAERA),
James Owen (Welsh Government), John Kerr (Scottish Government)

10:05-11:35
Scottish agricultural policy: keeping conditional direct payments in the mix
Professor Davy McCracken (SRUC), Dr Andy Moxey (Pareto),
Steven Thomson (SRUC)

11:45-12:15
Stability of farm income: The role of agricultural diversity and agri-environment scheme payments
Dr Caroline Harkness (University of Reading)

12:25-12:55
Lunch

Afternoon Session
Chair: Professor Deborah Roberts, Agricultural Economics Society

13:35 - 14:05
Holistic Top-down Approach to Monitoring and Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Agricultural Sectors in NI
Dr Ziping Wu (AFBINI)

14:15 - 14:45
Understanding the motivations of operators of Very Small and Small farms in Wales
Professor Berkeley Hill (Imperial College), Dr Dylan Bradley (IHS Markit)

14:55-15:45
Panel Discussion
Reflections on the day, including future research and data needs, questions and comments from the floor.   

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