Scotland’s farming sector is a multibillion industry, but all too often, the existing supply chain does not deliver for primary producers. Now, there is a new initiative that will focus on the potatoes, cereals, fruit and vegetables sectors to expand the market horizons and connections more directly for primary producers. It will also seek out markets where a higher return may be possible, to drive more value down the supply chain.
NFUS Chief Executive, Scott Walker: “UK and Scottish Governments have put a lot of resources into opening market access and export promotion. We want to see some of the benefit of these activities coming back to farmers. The Scottish Agricultural Export Hub will realize some of these export market opportunities by linking producers here in Scotland with export opportunities. Creating diversity, where farmers can sell their products into different and new markets can only help in sustaining Scottish farms and supporting profitable production.“
“This is a new initiative built on a strong partnership between NFUS, SAOS and Scotland Food & Drink. We have an opportunity to develop new supply chains and support existing ones.”