Presentations, speeches and reports
Working for fairness in the groceries supply chain
One Woman's Career - RBS Focused Women presentation
The Groceries Code Adjudicator
Presentation explaining the role of the Groceries Code Code Adjudicator.
Stargrazing: technology and its potential impact on water in agriculture
Presentation at Pinsent Masons to city investors.
What does the future hold for the UK agricultural sector? - January 2013
Christine was the keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, speaking on the topic ‘What does the future hold for the UK agricultural sector?’.
A summary of the talk is included in the ICAEW Farming and Rural Business Group News
The future of satellites in agriculture - December 2012
Notes on Food Security - May 2011
Prepared by Christine in response to Professor Sir John Beddington’s Foresight Report into the Future of Food and Farming.
Lincoln Food Lecture
Address by Christine to the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society Annual spring lecture.
Report of the Fruit and Vegetables Task Force - August 2010
Final report as prepared by DEFRA and agreed by the Taskforce of which Christine was a sub-group chair.
The Sustainable Farming and Food Strategy, Three Years On - Reflections on progress - 2006
Report by Lord Curry, Chair of the Implementation Group, of which Christine was a member.
Articles written for the press
Recommendations arising from Defra’s fruit and vegetables task force review (Christine chaired the supply-chain subgroup).
A response to the Future of Farming, a three-year study headed by Professor Sir John Beddington
The advantages and disadvantages of technology in farming
A comment on the long hours culture in farming
Managing risk in a high risk industry
The UK is competitively disadvantaged as a result of poor co-operation
Engaging employees and getting their feedback
Tailoring the message, for example on the issues of bovine TB, to the audience
Enticing the next generation into farming
Weather and the volatility of farming
Branding farming produce
Looking after the bees
Good old fashioned soil management vs. off the shelf solutions