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VI - New strategy and Chairperson

05 November 2020
The Voluntary Initiative (VI) has been working on a new strategy over the last year. The strategy sets out the priorities for the VI from 2021 until 2025 and aims to promote an integrated pest management (IPM) based approach to crop health.

Delivery of the strategy will be spearheaded by the independent VI Chairperson, a role funded by Defra, and VI sponsors working closely with the VI Operations Director. 


The term of the current Voluntary Initiative (VI) chairperson, Paul Temple, finished at the end of October 2020.  As a result, the VI is seeking a new Chairperson who will have responsibility for delivering its future strategy and lead the organisation as it adapts to meet all the current challenges facing responsible pesticide use and IPM.


The VI sponsors would like to thank Paul Temple for his significant contribution to the VI over the past three years and wish him well for the future.

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