HGCA is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain and managed independently of both commercial industry and of Government.
Its purpose is to make agriculture and horticulture industries more competitive and sustainable through factual, evidence-based advice, information and activity.
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The HGCA Board comprises grower and processor representatives, together with an independent member and a Chairman. The HGCA Chairman also sits on the AHDB Board.
HGCA Board members are appointed by the HGCA Chairman and a representative(s) from the AHDB Board through an open appointments system. HGCA Board appointments are for a three year term.
The HGCA Board is responsible for strategy in the cereals and oilseeds sector, and submits an Annual Business Plan to AHDB for publication in the annual AHDB Corporate Plan. The HGCA Board is also responsible for deployment of cereal and oilseed levies against delivery of its Sector Annual Business Plan.
HGCA has a number of Advisory Committees which report to the HGCA Board. Membership of Advisory Committees is approved by the HGCA Board.
A register of HGCA Board member interests is available for inspection on request. To contact an HGCA Board or Advisory Committee member, please phone 0247 647 8717.
AHDB is a Partner in GHGAP
Over the next 40 years, the global food system will have to feed more people with less impact. This will mean providing a higher quality diet whilst dealing with greater competition for land, water and energy and the economic and political pressures of globalisation as the climate changes.
Our farmers and growers will need to adapt to the changing conditions alongside reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gases are an inevitable consequence of food production, and the challenge of reducing them whilst increasing food production is huge.
The Freedom of Information Act (2000) established a right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities and imposed obligations to disclose information subject to certain exemptions.
AHDB’s Publication Scheme outlines how AHDB complies with the Freedom of Information Act and signposts people to a wide range of information published by AHDB and its sector organisations.
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How can farmers, scientists and policy makers come together to reconcile the demands of increasing food production and continuing environmental improvement?
HGCA has devised a Roadmap to help the UK cereals and oilseeds industry meet its contribution to greenhouse gas emission reductions and environmental improvement targets.