Power shifts in the agricultural sector

  • Findings, drawing upon information from the Oxford Farming Conference suggest that the globalisation of markets and the growth of multinational corporations have caused a worldwide shift in agricultural power.
  • Consolidation of these corporations has been followed by a move away from the power of governments in the agricultural field to corporate businesses.
  • Concerns have been raised that the future position of the UK as an agricultural player depends on its capability to significantly increase its productivity, such as through
    investment in research and development.

Government may need to adopt the OECD’s proactive realisation that global partnerships and international co-operations must increase to support development, while investment can be targeted at increased productivity through research and development.

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About Hayley Shaw

Knowledge Exchange Manager at Cranfield University's Centre for Environmental Risks and Futures (CERF). Sharing the latest news from Cranfield, and insights from across the industry. All things risk, environment, and the future.
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