NFU calls out to growers to share views on the supply chain

In response to Defra’s supply chain review on the horticulture sector, the NFU wants to hear from growers to help shape its response.

Commercial hortensia grower

Following the Farm to Fork Summit held in Downing Street in May 2023, Defra is currently consulting on fairness in the horticulture supply chain to support British farmers and improve food security.

Hosted by the Prime Minster Rishi Sunak hosted, the summit marked a significant step in the NFU’s campaign for recognition of the strategic importance of British food and farming.

The NFU has long lobbied for fairness and transparency across the horticulture supply chain and by means of a survey are appealing to all growers – including growers of ornamental plants, herbs and cut flowers, for input as part of their response to Defra’s consultation.

The NFU Horticulture Board chair Martin Emmett said: “I urge all growers to have their say in this government consultation to give us the best chance of enacting much-needed change, including those growers of plants and flowers that supply the major grocery retailers.”

The input deadline for the survey is the 11th of February 2024, 11:59pm.

The NFU represents more than 45,000 farming and growing businesses. The union champions British agriculture and horticulture, campaigns for a stable and sustainable future for British farmers and works to secure the best possible deal for our members.