Agri-Food Industry

NI agri-food to take a leaf from the aerospace industry

NI agri-food to take a leaf from the aerospace industry

Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry is to take a leaf from the aerospace industry’s book, in harnessing robots within production lines....

July 1, 2021

UK and New Zealand agree to ‘accelerate’ trade talks

UK and New Zealand agree to ‘accelerate’ trade talks

Trade talks between the UK and New Zealand have stepped up a gear, with reports “strong progress” has been made...

June 18, 2021

UK-Australia deal: Unclear whether measures to safeguard farming go far enough

UK-Australia deal: Unclear whether measures to safeguard farming go far enough

It’s not clear whether safeguards to protect local farming from lower-cost imported produce go far enough as the UK announces...

June 15, 2021

Clandeboye Estate launches £2 million expansion to quadruple production

Clandeboye Estate launches £2 million expansion to quadruple production

Northern Ireland’s only yoghurt maker, Clandeboye Estate, has announced it will invest over £2 million to expand its yoghurt business...

September 14, 2020

UK food waste falls by 7% per person in three years

UK food waste falls by 7% per person in three years

New data shows almost half a million tonne reduction in total UK food waste in just three years – enough...

January 25, 2020

Bridging the great divide with due diligence and a sense of care

Bridging the great divide with due diligence and a sense of care

McNamee’s Bakery was established in Crossmaglen in 1939 – on the day World War II began the family signed for...

August 29, 2019

Dessert parlour boom could give dairy a welcome boost

Dessert parlour boom could give dairy a welcome boost

A flurry of new dessert parlours across the UK could provide new and exciting opportunities for the dairy industry, according...

July 29, 2019

Perthshire produce championed at foodie event

Perthshire produce championed at foodie event

Celebrity chefs Phil Vickery and Gary Maclean are set to showcase Perthshire’s finest produce at this year’s Perthshire on a...

July 28, 2019

Royal Welsh Show: M&S Awards recognise England and Wales’ top farmers

Royal Welsh Show: M&S Awards recognise England and Wales’ top farmers

England and Wales’ top farmers were recognised by M&S at its Select Farm Awards presentation on the first day of...

July 27, 2019

Fruitful result for British farmers as berry exports reach £22.1 million

Fruitful result for British farmers as berry exports reach £22.1 million

12 international markets opened their doors to British produce in 2018, with exports of soft fruits reaching £22.1 million. New...

July 17, 2019

UK’s first national provenance centre launched in mission to end food fraud

UK’s first national provenance centre launched in mission to end food fraud

Plans to create a ground-breaking independent food provenance centre to improve transparency in the sector in England have been unveiled....

July 15, 2019

£1.5 million poultry site investment to create 40 jobs

£1.5 million poultry site investment to create 40 jobs

Avara Foods, one of the UK’s largest poultry processing businesses, has invested over £1.5 million in improving and developing its...

July 5, 2019

Gove appoints sustainable restauranteur to pioneer ‘farm-to-fork revolution’

Gove appoints sustainable restauranteur to pioneer ‘farm-to-fork revolution’

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has launched an independent review to ensure England’s food system is fit for the 21st century...

June 27, 2019

Whisky and salmon boost Scottish exports to record £1.4 billion

Whisky and salmon boost Scottish exports to record £1.4 billion

Total exports for Scottish food and drink were worth £1.4 billion in the first quarter of the year as whisky...

June 25, 2019

Farmers urge Scottish school bosses to prioritise local produce

Farmers urge Scottish school bosses to prioritise local produce

Holyrood must deliver on its commitment to create a ‘Good Food Nation’ by guaranteeing that every school meal, where possible,...

June 23, 2019

Northern Ireland royal residence to host agri-food festival

Northern Ireland royal residence to host agri-food festival

Northern Ireland’s royal residence is set to welcome the region’s top agri-food producers as one of its first major public...

June 18, 2019

New market access could be offer £230 million boost for British beef

New market access could be offer £230 million boost for British beef

British beef could be served on Chinese dinner plates by the end of the year, following an agreement reached today...

June 18, 2019

Course launched to help growers harness vegan market

Course launched to help growers harness vegan market

A one-day workshop will discuss opportunities for British food producers and growers to become leaders in plant-based product development. Taking...

June 16, 2019