British farmers are vital to our everyday lives.
As well as growing and producing the food that we all eat, British farmers are custodians of our beautiful countryside, leaders in animal welfare and champions of renewable energy. What’s more, the UK food and farming industry makes a fundamental contribution to our economy, providing millions of jobs and supporting rural and urban communities up and down the country.
Farmers in the UK grow the raw ingredients that underpin the food and farming sector. Impressed?
British farmers work hard to deliver high quality, tasty and affordable food to world-leading standards for all diets.
British farmers work hard to enhance our beautiful countryside and protect the environment while maintaining habitats for wildlife.
British farmers invest a lot of time and resources into high standards of health and welfare for their animals.
Food and farming businesses provide jobs for 13% of the national workforce employed across agriculture, food manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing and catering.
More than a third of farmers and growers use wind, sun, farming by-products and energy crops to produce clean low-carbon energy.