Dr Alan Bullion is Special Reports and Projects Director for Agribusiness intelligence, publishing one-off reports on the crop protection, animal health and fertilisers sectors.
Alan has worked as a publisher, analyst, journalist and editor for Informa for over 18 years, having previously worked on specialist titles focusing on agriculture and food in Asia, and on organics, ethanol and biodiesel, particularly in Brazil. He also has expertise on the political impact of Brexit on UK agribusiness.
Alan was awarded a PhD by the University of Southampton for a thesis on the civil war and conflict resolution.
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The UK was one of the early pioneers of biopesticide regulation in Europe and since 2006 has implemented a number of measures to support commercialisation and uptake of biopesticide products.
The uncertain post-Brexit future for farm trade between the UK and Ireland dominated a roundtable discussion held in London this week.
Upland farmers should continue to receive government support payments after the UK leaves the EU, according to Julia Aglionby, a Cumbria farmer and Chair of the Upland Alliance.
Farmers should welcome the post-Brexit demise of the “disastrous CAP” for the wider good of the UK economy, according to Oxford University Professor Dieter Helm, whose influential concept of 'Natural Capital' has informed the policy direction of UK environment secretary Michael Gove.
Michael Gove, the UK’s environment secretary, has hinted at the tantalising opportunities for British farmers and food processors post-Brexit in his speech at the Oxford Farming Conference.
The United States is taking a “neutral stance” on the UK's Brexit process, according to Ted McKinney, Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at USDA.