Clive Beddall Industry fears that the government will not provide enough cash to fund the radical recommendations of the Policy Commission into the Future of Farming and Food are set to be aired at a Downing Street summit. The Grocer has learned that Tony Blair has invited key food chain figures to the session, on March 26, which Downing Street officials say will be "fundamentally about action and delivery" of the Curry report. The meeting will be hosted by Tony Blair, flanked by DEFRA secretary of state Margaret Beckett and food and farming minister Lord Whitty. It will consider ways of taking the Commission report's conclusions forward and will be addressed by Sir Don Curry. However, it is understood that it will also launch a series of regional sessions designed to engage stakeholders across the country. One of the key Curry proposals is for a food chain centre, to be facilitated by IGD. And while there are concerns that government funding will not immediately be available to deliver some of the more substantive issues covered in the report, there have been encouraging noises from Whitehall that this part of the strategy can be implemented fairly quickly. Significantly, Sir Don has stressed that while there is obviously a cash requirement on government to ensure the wider issues are addressed, he sees many of the market solutions in his report as "joint ventures" between industry and government. See Opinion, page 18. {{NEWS }}