Consultation outcome

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB): Request for views

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Detail of outcome

We received 901 responses to this request for views. A summary of views and governments response was published in April 2020. We will work with AHDB and stakeholders to put in place the proposed changes. This includes:

  • introducing a five year ballot
  • updating the governance structure
  • prioritising AHDB activity on market development and improving farm performance

Detail of feedback received

February 2019: In late 2018 Defra and the Scottish and Welsh governments ran a Request for Views on the future of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), developed in consultation with Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

The Request for Views was open for 10 weeks from 31 August until 9 November 2018, and received around 900 responses.

We had intended to publish a summary of responses in early 2019. However, due to Defra resources being focused on ensuring our policies and our industries are ready for a deal or a no deal scenario with EU exit, this timing has been moved back.

We will resume the analysis of responses and will prepare a summary for publication as soon as possible. Key stakeholder organisations will be kept updated, and we will publish an updated timeframe in due course.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeking views on the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB): what should its priorities and key services be?

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Consultation description

We are seeking views on the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). We are particularly keen to hear from farmers, growers, and others across the UK who pay a levy to fund it.

AHDB was created ten years ago. Since then the industries it supports have changed and AHDB has become more strategic and efficient. As we leave the European Union it is a good time to consider what AHDB’s future role and activities should be.

Which services are most valued? Should levy payers continue to pay money on the same basis in future?

Y Bwrdd Datblygu Amaethyddiaeth a Garddwriaeth (AHDB): Cais am safbwyntiau

Rydym yn ceisio safbwyntiau ar y Bwrdd Datblygu Amaethyddiaeth a Garddwriaeth (AHDB). Rydym yn awyddus iawn i glywed gan ffermwyr, tyfwyr, ac eraill ledled y DU sy’n talu ardoll i’w ariannu.

Sefydlwyd y Bwrdd Datblygu Amaethyddiaeth a Garddwriaeth ddeng mlynedd yn ôl. Ers hynny, mae’r diwydiannau a gefnogir ganddo wedi newid ac mae’r Bwrdd Datblygu Amaethyddiaeth a Garddwriaeth wedi dod yn fwy strategol ac effeithlon. Wrth i ni adael yr Undeb Ewropeaidd mae’n amser da ystyried beth ddylai rôl a gweithgareddau’r Bwrdd Datblygu Amaethyddiaeth a Garddwriaeth fod yn y dyfodol.

Pa wasanaethau a werthfawrogir fwyaf? A ddylai talwyr yr ardoll barhau i dalu arian ar yr un sail yn y dyfodol?

Published 31 August 2018
Last updated 20 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added the summary of responses and government response.

  2. Added a note to explain there will be a delay in publishing the summary of responses to this request for views.

  3. First published.