Jeremy Boxall spent 15 years as farm manager on a mixed farm producing apples, pears strawberries, sheep, hops and combinable crops. During this time he was involved in implementing ISO 9000 and 14001 on the farm and was one of the first farms in the UK to achieve ISO 9000. He joined LEAF in 1999 and was tasked with the development of the LEAF Marque certification system firstly within the UK and latterly globally. He sits on the technical advisory committee of the Red Tractor Produce sector and the Sector board for Cereals.
LEAF is a leading organisation delivering sustainable food and farming. LEAF was setup in 1991 and is a charity and membership organisation. LEAF has members in 32 different countries and works with brands such as Waitrose, Unilever, ADM, Florette, Birdseye, Ocado and many smaller brands.
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Speaker at: Introducing the Declaration of Abu Dhabi
Date & Time: Tuesday, 28 October, 11:30 -1 p.m.
Location: Plenary/Mezzoon Ballroom
Introducing the Declaration of Abu Dhabifor Global Food Security through Good Agricultural Practices: The joint initiative launched by the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the International Trade Centre (ITC), and GLOBALG.A.P. Helping farmers grow farms for their grandchildren: How can G.A.P. support food security for future generations?
Feeding 9.6 billion people in 2050 is one of the biggest challenges facing all of humanity today. How can Good Agricultural Practices help secure food supplies today and in the future? What if every farm on earth followed a single harmonized basic set of G.A.P. criteria to apply safe and sustainable practices? Would this ensure the sustainability of farms and farming for generations to come?