Farming across the UK
In this post, we'll share a summary of the second meeting of the UK Agriculture Partnership (UKAP). It was held at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise in Northern Ireland. The topic of the meeting was soil health.
Even though agricultural policy in the UK is devolved, each country in the union can benefit by working together. The UK Agriculture Partnership is a forum which meets to share technical information on common challenges. The subject of our first meeting was water quality. Our aim was to understand the nature and scale of the challenges, and how we could address them together. In this post, we share some insights from our first meeting and a link to a video of the event.
The UK's devolved administrations already work closely to ensure their policies are aligned. However, to share scientific ideas, solutions and innovations, Defra set up the UK Agriculture Partnership. It launched today and we'd like to share a little more about it in this post.