Climate Change:
How will we continue to produce food?

A Conference for Cornish Farmers and Food Producers.

4 March 2020, The Pavilion, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge.
10:00 to 16:30

Cornwall Council has declared a Climate Emergency and is developing policies for the county to become carbon neutral by 2030.

The Cornwall Food and Farming Group has organised this conference to discover how the food and farming sector can respond to this challenge.

The conference aims to provide farmers, food producers and the wider food supply chain with the opportunity to:

  • Understand the potential demands which declarations of a Climate Emergency and policies aimed at securing net zero carbon emissions in the county will have on the industry. (Cornwall
  • Council’s Climate Change Development Plan document will be launched for public consultation in the week of the conference.)
  • Give input to the discussion on the practicality of policies, their impact on the economy, the landscape and environment and offer alternative or additional ideas for further exploration.
  • Exchange best practice for combatting the effects of climate change on Cornwall’s ability to produce food and ways in which these effects can be mitigated or adapted to.
  • Highlight the work already being done by farmers and food producers in leading the response to climate change.
  • Challenge popular misconceptions about the actual and relative impact of food production on climate change.

The Expert Guest Speakers are including:

Caroline Drummond MBE FRAgS CEO of LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), past Director Rothamstead Research Institute, and IGER (Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research).

Dr Ceris Jones NFU Climate Change adviser. Ceris will speak about, livestock, min till and the wider climate change mitigation opportunities available through agriculture.

Edwina Hannaford Cabinet Member at Cornwall Council responsible for Climate Change policy. Conference also ties in with the launch of public consultation on Cornwall’s Climate Change Development Plan Document.

Emma Piercy Food and Drink Federation. Head of Climate Change and Energy Policy. Emma will include initial findings on research into decarbonisation of heat in the food sector.

Becky Willson Resource Management specialist at Duchy College and project officer for Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit.

Seats are available at just £10 per head (to cover lunch)

You can pay by internet banking or by cheque to: Cornwall Food and Farming Group a/c No 2.

Cheques c/o Penhalveor Farm, Penhalveor, Redruth TR16 6NL

Internet Banking Branch 30-98-76, Account 00348406.

Please confirm payment with an email stating name of each person, business name and email for pre-conference information to: ashley@cornwallfoodandfarming.org