NFU collects data to assess sector's economic impact

The East Midlands Development Agency and the NFU are running a joint project to collect data about the horticulture and potato sector in the East Midlands.

Named Grow EM, the project is also assessing the importance of the sector to the region's economy.It is hoped that this data can then be used to help growers in the region pitch for funding from potential investors such as the EU.

NFU representative Simon Fisher told Grower: "We had no way of accurately assessing the value of the region's horticulture industry."

Growers are invited to take part in the project. For a copy of the survey, contact the NFU's Simon Fisher on 01572 824 250, simon.fisher@nfu.org.uk or by post - Simon Fisher, National Farmers Union, Agriculture House, North Gate, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9NX.


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