A series of open meetings will be held over the next few weeks by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) to assess which levy-funded activities can help levy payers “build better businesses”.
The meetings, held throughout England and Wales, are part of a “wide-ranging activity review” by AHDB, covering its entire portfolio, including pork.
“Our aim is to provide levy payers with the tools and information to build businesses which are competitive and sustainable,” said AHDB chief executive, Jane King.
“We want to listen to what farmers, growers and our supply chain believe will help their businesses to make the most of future opportunities and meet the longer term challenges.
“Whether this is extending our monitor farm work, funding applied research, looking at increased market development, or pooling resources to attract additional funding from external sources, we need the input from our levy payers to support our sector boards in their strategy decisions.”
Dates and locations are:
- November 26, Carmarthen, Wales
- November 30, Kendal, Cumbria
- December 7, Cambridgeshire
- December 8, York
- December 9, Exeter
- December 15, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
- January 12, Hampshire
Headline image shows Jane King and AHDB chair, Peter Kendall, at the organisation’s launch event at Cereals, earlier this year