The NFU has set out a detailed strategy outlining its ambition to grow the UK’s food, drink and agricultural exports by 30% by 2030, bringing the total value of UK agri-food exports to over £30 billion.
The new ’30, 30, 30+’ ambition is designed to be achieved in partnership with government and should be a driving force to showcase the fantastic British brand and put British food on plates across the world.
The strategy – Growing our agri-food exports to 2030 and beyond – was unveiled at a London launch attended by the Minister for Trade Policy Penny Mordaunt and Farming Minister Victoria Prentis, scores of MPs, Peers and trade experts.
NFU member businesses, whose high-quality produce has already made inroads into markets around the world, were at the launch to share their stories.
A 10-point plan for growing our exports
Drawing on the expertise of the Food and Drink Sector Council Export Working Group, and the recommendations from the Trade and Agriculture Commission, the NFU has identified a 10-point plan that will form the building blocks to maximise our export success. This includes:
- Understand our strengths
- Identify the best overseas markets for success
- Unlock those markets
- Invest in technical expertise
- Support public/private R&D
- Ensure our domestic infrastructure supports international trade
- Domestic support for exporters
- Create a one-stop-shop for exporting UK food businesses
- Boost marketing and promotion
- Strategic co-ordination and ownership
Find out more about the detail of the 10-point plan in the strategy document – Growing our agri-food exports to 2030 and beyond.