Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board launches consultation on corporate plan

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) will launch a consultation with industry stakeholders on 16 November on its corporate plan covering the next three years.

The consultation runs from 16 November 2012 to 11 January 2013 and includes a recommendation for the levy rates for the six AHDB sectors to remain unchanged from the existing 2012/13 rates.

The AHDB Board will consider the consultation responses at its meeting on 29 January 2013 before submitting its final corporate plan, including recommended levy rates, to UK Ministers.

AHDB chief executive Tom Taylor said: "Our strategies are all about helping to make our levy payers’ businesses more competitive and sustainable, as well as being as efficient as we can be ourselves in how we undertake this work.

"There is clear evidence that more efficient businesses are more environmentally and economically sustainable. The work we do to improve business margins and productivity is also helping to deliver the environmental goods expected from agriculture and horticulture.

"Our corporate plan summarises how we propose to make a difference – on areas such as soils, animal health, export market development, in schools and with skills in the industry."

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