The CFG has been lobbying on the issue of food security for several years – Why?

  • It is concerned by the failure of successive governments to understand the important contribution of UK agriculture to long-term food security
  • Food security is a global issue but which impacts directly on the UK and presents great challenges to our own food supply chain
  • Global population growth over the next 40years will require a doubling of food production and this will have to be achieved from a declining area of land
  • At the same time the environmental impacts of food production systems will have to be greatly reduced
  • This presents tremendous innovation and technology challenges to food production globally
  • The UK has a temperate climate and more stable soils than most countries, and has the capacity along with other Northern European countries, to make a significant contribution to this extra production, as well as providing a buffer to global fluctuations in food supply and price