Priority workstreams

The Sector Council has identified seven priority workstreams, each of which will be led by one of the Council members and supported by an 'anchor' organisation.

To support the delivery of the above workstreams, there will be a focus on:

  1. Availability of the industry's and Government's non-competitive research, insight and data
  2. Mapping of Government and industry organisations, initiatives and resources across the agri- food chain
  3. Mapping of Government strategies and policies to which the Sector Council can align and support
  4. Industry-wide communication and engagement programme

Agricultural Productivity

Accelerate the growth of UK agricultural and horticultural productivity to overtake our major competitors by 2030

Workstream Lead
TBC

Anchor Organisation
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board


Workforce and Skills

Securing a world-class workforce capable of enabling the food and drink industry to continue to be world-leading producers.

Workstream Lead
Ian Mace

Anchor Organisation
Food and Drink Federation




National Food Strategy

To consider how the sector, in partnership with government and other stakeholders, responds to the challenges and opportunities within the five policy pillars set out by Henry Dimbleby as part of his independent review of the food system.

Workstream Lead
Stefano Agostini

Anchor Organisation
Cross-Industry




Exports

Boosting exports in all food and drink categories, doubling the value of the UK's food and drink exports by 2025.

Workstream Lead
Graham Hutcheon

Anchor Organisation
Food and Drink Federation




Innovation

Accelerating innovation opportunities to enhance productivity, transparency and legal compliance in value chains and communications with consumers.

Workstream Lead
Judith Batchelar
Anchor Organisation
Cross Industry

Packaging and Recycling

Develop a universal food packaging strategy, with as high a proportion of recyclable packaging, and packaging made from recycled material, as possible.

Workstream Lead
Leendert den Hollander

Anchor Organisation
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Last reviewed: 28 May 2020