The NFU has announced its new ’30, 30, 30+’ export strategy: to grow the UK’s agri-food exports by 30% by 2030, bringing the total value of UK agri-food exports to over £30 billion.
The NFU want this ambitious strategy to be achieved shoulder-to-shoulder with the government; with the intention of showcasing British produce and putting British food on plates across the world.
The strategy outlines a ten-point plan for growing British exports:
- Understanding our strengths
- Identifying the best overseas markets for success
- Unlocking our target markets
- Investing in technical expertise at home and abroad
- Domestic innovation and investment to improve export capacity
- Ensuring domestic infrastructure supports international trade
- Domestic support for exporters
- Creating a trade information one-stop-shop for our agri-food exports]
- Marketing and promotion
- Strategic coordination and ownership
NFU president Minette Batters said: “As we enter a new world, where the UK aims to be a major player in global trade and our farmers will be facing much more competition from imports, now is the time to drive our agri-food exports. There are some fantastic opportunities for Britain in our new trading relationships, and for British food and farming.”
“British farmers are ambitious and they can offer quality, innovative and premium products. We want to work with the government to increase our agri-food exports by 30% by 2030 and see tangible progress. The 10-point plan we have put together can help achieve this, but it needs commitment and resources from the government to enable this growth.”
To read the NFU’s full export strategy, visit www.nfuonline.com/media.