The Voluntary Initiative is an industry-led programme with many organisations involved in our work.

Chaired by East Yorkshire farmer Paul Temple, the VI Steering Group oversees and coordinates our work and keeps Ministers informed.



The following organisations are members of the VI Steering Group:

Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA)

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC)

Association of Independent Crop Consultants (AICC)

Assured Food Standards

BASIS (Registration) Ltd.

British Crop Production Council

Chemical Regulation Division (CRD), HSE

City & Guilds

Country Land and Business Association (CLA)

Crop Protection Association (CPA)

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Northern Ireland

Environment Agency (EA)

Farmers Union of Wales

Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

Food Standards Agency


LEAF (Linking Environment And Food)

National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC)

National Farmers Union (NFU)

Natural England

NFU Scotland

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

The Scottish Government

Ulster Farmers Union

Water UK

Welsh Assembly Government

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