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Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform
The global food value chain initiative for sustainable agriculture
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  • Brian Lindsay

    Programme Lead - Beef and Dairy

    A native of Australia, Brian Lindsay received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Agriculture from The University of Western Sydney. Brian is now based in the United Kingdom. Here, he was responsible for the completion, industry launch and management of the National Dairy Farm Assured Scheme (now Assured Dairy Farms), the UK quality assurance scheme for milk. He previously served as Head of Farm Management for DairyCo, the UK levy Board for dairy farmers. He was responsible for the identification and commissioning of key research priorities for the British dairy farmer. Brian was also responsible for the establishment and management of the DairyCo Extension Team, who have the responsibility of bringing the outcomes of research to the dairy farmer at the earliest opportunity in a form that they can apply. In May 2009, Brian resigned from DairyCo and has launched a private livestock agriculture consultancy business.

    Currently, Brian leads SAI Platform's work on sustainable dairy production with a special focus on reducing green house gas emissions from dairy production. In parallel, Brian also serves as the Chair of the International Dairy Federation Standing Committee on Environment.