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2015 Videos

On this page, you can find Videos from the 2015 Oxford Farming Conference. Click on a Video Thumbnail below to view a particular video.

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Session 1: Politics


Conference opening

Richard Whitlock 2015 Chairman


Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP

Defra Secretary of State


Huw Irranca-Davies MP

Shadow Minister of State for the Rural Economy, Food and Farming


Stuart Agnew MEP

UKIP Agricultural Spokesman


Richard Lochhead MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Scottish Government


George Eustice MP

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

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Frank Parkinson Lecture


Lord John Krebs

Principal, Jesus College, Oxford

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Session 2: Championing the Supply Chain


Session Intro

Gordon Whiteford


Are shorter supply chains really benefitting farmers?

Laurence Olins, Chairman of Poupart Ltd


Processing locally for global consumption

Paul Vernon, Chief Executive, Glanbia


How does the UK retail scene look against the rest of the world?

Professor Martin Hingley, Lincoln University

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Session 3: Farming's Future and its Challengers


Louise Labuschagne

Real IPM - biopesticides


A new future for the land work

George Monbiot, The Guardian


Food Supply in the Balance: Opportunities and Threats to Production

David Caffall, Chief Executive, Agricultural Industries Confederation


Q&A from the session

With George Monbiot, David Caffall and Louise Labuschagne

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Presentation of 2015 Oxford Research Report


Great British Farmers – what gives them the edge?

Graham Redman, Partner, The Andersons Centre

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Science in Practice Award

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Session 4: Smart Farming: Guardian of the Environment?


Can environmentally-friendly farming also be productive?: a scientists' view

Professor James Bullock, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology


Urban Agriculture, a SMART solution to complement sustainable intensification?

Kevin Frediani, Head of Sustainable Land Use, Bicton College


The power of precision agriculture - using tomorrow's tools today

Dave Nelson, Brokaw Supply Company, Iowa, USA

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