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Defining Resilience and Diversity in Agriculture

LEAF's President's Event 2014

Event Report - The Presentations - Full Event Commentary

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Speakers at sustainable food and farming conference call for greater diversity for more resilient farming

Greater diversity in crops, livestock, biodiversity, our markets and diets was the key message and subject of debate at the annual LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) President’s Event on Tuesday 11th November.

A range of speakers including Dr Gordon Jamieson - Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation Director, John Innes Centre, Dr Grant Walling, Director of Science and Technology, JSR Ltd, Fraser McKevitt, Head of Retail and Consumer Insight at Kantar Worldpanel, Caroline Drummond from LEAF as well as LEAF Demonstration Farmers Andrew Francis from Elveden Estate and Patrick Barker from EJ Barker & Sons each spoke about issue of resilience and diversity within the sectors of crops, livestock, biodiversity and in our diets.

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The Presentations

Videos of the event will be added below as and when they become available, you can also download the presentation slides in PDF format below.

Setting the scene LEAF’s role in building resilience through diversity, Stephen Fell MRICS FRAgS, LEAF Chairman (PDF Document, 1.4mb)
Crop Diversity, Dr Gordon Jamieson, Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation Director, John Innes Centre (PDF Document, 0.3mb)
Livestock Diversity, Dr Grant Walling, Director of Science and Technology, JSR Ltd (PDF Document, 1.6mb)
Market Diversity, Fraser McKevitt, Head of Retail and Consumer Insight, Kantar Worldpanel (PDF Document, 2.1mb)
Biodiversity, Patrick Barker, EJ Barker & Sons, LEAF Demonstration Farmer (PDF Document, 1.7mb)
Diversity in our diets, What are the roles of food, farming and nature, Caroline Drummond MBE, NSch, LEAF Chief Executive (PDF Document, 1.7mb)
LEAF Demonstration Farmer, Andrew Francis, Senior Farms Manager, Elveden Estate (PDF Document, 1.7mb)
Overview of Integrated Farm Management, a guide, Alice Midmer, LEAF Projects Co-ordinator (PDF Document, 1.7mb)
Robert Kynaston – Thank you, Caroline Drummond MBE, NSch, LEAF Chief Executive (PDF Document, 1.7mb)

The event video will be available soon. Please check back later or subscribe to LEAF's EBrief to be updated.
 

 
 

This event was kindly supported by HSBC Bank