NORFOLK IS to play host to the 29th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference this July with hundreds of international delegates expected to attend.

The three day event - 'Circling the World' - will tackle key influences on future farming and takes place between July 7-9 and will be held at the University of East Anglia (UEA), hosted by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association.

Exploring circular economies and their contribution to achieving more sustainable agriculture will be at the core of the event and keynote speakers, panel sessions and displays will allow delegates to immerse themselves in the issues that face global agriculture.

Deputy President of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth Sir Nicholas Bacon, said: “We very are excited to be bringing this event to Norfolk and at a time when the topics are so topical and relevant to the future of agriculture. The UK government’s recent announcements around climate friendly food systems indicate just how seriously these are now being taken. ‘Circling the World’ will tackle these head-on looking at how agriculture can respond at the enterprise-level, across the Commonwealth,” he explained.

“We have an excellent line-up of international speakers, including policy makers, scientists, agri-business leaders together with farmers and growers. Our audience, drawn from agricultural associations across the Commonwealth are in for an excellent opportunity to help understand, shape and share new thinking for the industry.”

Vice-chancellor of the UEA Professor David Richardson, said: “Globally there is a clear focus on climate change, food security and sustainability and there is a need to educate and bring people and businesses together to promote a better understanding of food and farming. I’m therefore delighted that UEA is the host venue for the conference and look forward to welcoming speakers and delegates from around the world to this important and influential event.”

In addition to the main conference, participants can join tours of the region as well as focussed sessions for business leaders and next generation delegates.

For further delegate information please contact the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association on 01603 748 931 or visit