The first tillage forum takes place this week. Many wonder, as do I, what it will or can do for the sector. Will it begin to pull together some elements of the Tillage Sector Development Plan 2012, which was aligned to Food Harvest 2020 or the many proposals submitted via the Food Wise 2025 process? Or will it confine itself to the current and serious issues that the tillage sector faces today?

From my perspective, it needs to do both. By addressing current issues, it may help to unblock bottlenecks which are important for the future of the sector. The one thing that nobody wants from this process is another talking shop.