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UK Farm Assurance Review - A Call for Evidence from the Industry

The next steps in a comprehensive independent evaluation of the UK’s farm assurance schemes have been announced by the Commissioners of the UK Farm Assurance Review.

This project, jointly set up by the National Farmers' Union (NFU) and AHDB, along with NFU Cymru, the Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU), and NFU Scotland (NFUS), aims to repurpose UK farm assurance for a post-Brexit world.

The independent review of the UK Farm Assurance System is planned to report at the end of this year. The Commissioners leading this review have now issued an online survey that can be completed by any farmer in the UK, from any sector. This survey will help provide evidence for the review and assist in the development of its recommendations.

Dr David Llewellyn, the Lead Commissioner, said: “We are seeking views in a variety of ways across the UK agri-food industry, but this is your chance to tell us your experiences of farm assurance so that we hear directly from the farming community. The survey will take around 10 – 15 minutes to complete."

The survey can be found at: UK Farm Assurance Review Survey.

Evidence gathering will also involve direct engagement by the Commissioners with other key stakeholders.

"By responding directly to the Commissioners and not to the sponsors of the review, we intend to ensure that our work is both independent and transparent and that we can hear from a wide cross-section of stakeholders in farm assurance systems from across the UK,” added Dr Llewellyn.

Call to Action for FPC Members

Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) members are particularly encouraged to actively participate in this crucial review process.

Nigel Jenney, Chief Executive of the FPC, emphasised the importance of this review: "FPC is keen to support its members and the wider industry, ensuring that the outcomes of this review benefit all involved.

"The FPC urge their members to complete the survey and share their insights and experiences.

"Your input is invaluable in shaping the future of farm assurance in the UK," added Jenney.


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