Growers' views needed for survey examining the decline in UK fruit and vegetable production

Growers' views and experiences are to form a part of a key government-led survey examining the decline in UK fresh produce production.

The survey is being conducted by English Farming & Food Partnerships (EFFP) for Defra, which aims to halt the decline in domestic production across all sectors (apart from sweet peppers) as UK producers struggle to compete effectively with imports.

EFFP is examining business collaboration, environmental sustainability and the sector's use of producer organisations.

As part of the work it is conducting a survey to find out more about the views of fruit and vegetable producers in this country.

An EFFP representative said: "This survey provides an opportunity for growers to influence the development of the sector at what is a key moment in time."

Growers wanting to take part in the survey should visit: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=VKk3gjs_2bTo5YNJu_2bykkKwA_3d_3d

All information provided to EFFP will be treated in the strictest confidence. 

Alternatively growers can go to the EFFP website at www.effp.com and follow the links from there.

Growers who want to speak to EFFP in connection with this survey can contact Liz Bowles on 01884 32605.

 

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