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Joining up the journey for fresh produce exporters

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Exports Delivery Lead Neil Johnson explains how, during the last year, a team in Defra’s Digital Data and Technology Services Major Projects function has been working alongside colleagues in the Animal and Plant Health Agency to build a new digital service that will help exporters apply for phytosanitary certificates and shortly, where required, Certificates of Conformity.

Building a new, modern and user focused digital service for plant exports

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) and Defra are introducing a new and improved IT system for the export of plants and plant products, as Susanna Wright, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) Product Owner plants IT systems, explains.

Mapping valuable lessons for the future

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James Alderman is a Programme Manager in Defra’s Digital Data and Technology Services (DDTS) function, working under a supplier arrangement through James Harvard. James has been working on a major project to upgrade and migrate a key IT system that manages Environmental Stewardship (ES) agreements for the Rural Payments Agency (RPA). The project has generated valuable information and insight that will help projects in the future.

Making data open enables Natural England’s specialists to be specialists

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At Natural England we and our predecessors have been mapping and classifying the use of agricultural land since 1966. The Agricultural Land Classification (ALC) data is used primarily to enable us, developers and planners to assess the impact developments will …

Revolutionising our food and farming industry

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Elizabeth Truss has encouraged farmers and the food industry to seize the opportunities offered by open data as the global population grows towards 9 billion.The Secretary of State was speaking at an Open Data Institute conference: ODI Futures Agriculture, December 2, where she reiterated …