27 Feb 07 - Rural Development and the Single Farm Payment



Northern Rural Network Seminar
Tuesday, 27 February 2007


Rural Development and the Single Farm Payment
Crown Hotel, Wetheral, Cumbria

 

 

Morning Session


10.00
Welcome and introductions

10.10
Setting the scene: A national perspective on the current CAP reforms and a look ahead to the mid term review
Prof Allan Buckwell, CLA

10.40
Impacts of the Single Farm Payment scheme in the North East:
Some recent research findings
Alan Renwick, SAC

11.10
Progress with the SFFS and Second Pillar financing and programming
Simon Henderson, Fenton Farm

11.40
Refreshments

12.00
Monitoring the effects of the SFP on land use and the economic performance of farm businesses: the role of the Farm Business Survey
Prof David Harvey, Newcastle University

12.30
Discussion with panel of speakers

13.00
Lunch


Afternoon Session


14.00
Presentations by:

Steven Urwin, High House Farm, Matfen
David Brass, Lakesfreerange
Andy Dyer/Tim Parsons, H&H Bowe Ltd

How they have responded to the SFP and CAP reform (diversification, adding value, co-operative activity, environmental management etc. The advice and support which the farming community need to adjust to the new economic context. Observations on the wider and longer term economic, social and environmental impacts in rural areas

15.00
Discussion with panel of speakers

15.30
Food chain localisation in the USA
Frances Rowe, ONE Northeast

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