Agricultural Industries Confederation

Agrovista, as a founding member of the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), continues to play a full contributory role in supporting the activities of the agricultural supply industry.

The AIC is the agrisupply industry’s leading trade association. Formed in October 2003 by a merger of three trade associations, AIC has over 230 Members in the agrisupply trade and represents £8 billion turnover at farmgate.

The trade association represents several sectors within the agrisupply industry including: Animal Feed; Crop Protection and Agronomy; Fertilisers; Grain and Oilseed; Seed.

AIC works on behalf of its Members by: Lobbying policy makers and stakeholders; Delivering information; Providing Trade Assurance; Offering technical support.

Who do the AIC represent?

AIC Members represent the agrisupply industry which provides inputs into the agricultural and farming sectors. The sectors and % representation is shown below:

  • Animal Feed 90%
  • Crops Protection and Agronomy 90%
  • Distributors Fertilisers 95%
  • Grain and Oilseeds 90%
  • Seed 80 %

“Agrovista, as a founding member of the AIC, continues to play a full contributory role in supporting the activities of the agricultural supply industry. Never has it been more important to promote and support UK food production by actively engaging with policy makers. As such, Agrovista will continue to support all the activities of the AIC as we enter this crucial period for UK agriculture” 

Chris Clayton, Agrovista Managing Director and Chairman of the AIC Crop Protection and Agronomy Sector

AIC's role in crop protection

The below video explains the work of the Crop Protection and Agronomy sector. It covers the role of agronomists in delivering Integrated Pest Management and how plant protection products are part of sustainable crop production which are used only when necessary.



The voice of the agrisupply industry

By listening to various groups of companies within AIC, the Confederation has become the voice of the agrisupply industry.

AIC Member companies are fully involved in the working and communication process which ensures that AIC is the leading representative force in these sectors.

AIC aims

AIC promotes the benefits of modern commercial agriculture in the UK and supports collaboration throughout the foodchain.

For more information on the AIC click here.

Downloads

AIC - Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - Examples used in arable farming.

AIC - Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - Examples used in horticulture.