NFU reports

Keep up to date with NFU reports issued for our campaigns, sector, policy and lobbying teams.

British Food: Leading the Way

Our 'British Food: Leading The Way' report, launched on Back British Farming Day 2021, shows how the UK can reduce its reliance on food imports by harnessing the growth opportunities for home-grown foods, increasing British sourcing in public procurement, and through ambitious food and trade strategies.

Our journey to net zero: Farming's 2040 goal

Ahead of COP26 in Glasgow the NFU gives an update on its 2040 net zero ambition, how British farmers are producing climate-freindly food and what is needed to make sure the industry remains a global leader.

NFU Tree Strategy

The NFU's Tree Strategy, published in July 2021, sets out key factors that must be considered when government is developing new tree-planting policy. Among others, it recognises the need to ensure the right tree species are selected to match the location and the need to address existing barriers to tree planting.

Inspiring STEM learning through agriculture

The NFU's Inspiring STEM learning through agriculture report demonstrates how farming and agriculture can be used effectively in the classroom to deliver crucial science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) lessons through real world examples.

Levelling up rural Britain

Launched at NFU21, Levelling Up Rural Britain highlights how British farming and rural communities can provide the solution to many of the challenges the nation faces by driving sustainable food production and pioneering food policy that produces carbon-neutral food.

Integrated Water Management

The NFU's Integrated Water Management report calls for urgent action and investment to bring water infrastructure up to date to better cope with extreme weather events, from flooding to drought. The report sets out why a long-term, collaborative approach is needed, and how the NFU is calling for farmers and land managers to be part of the solution and take on-farm action to help achieve these goals.

British Farming Setting the Standard

British Farming: Setting the Standard gives examples of British farmers' high standards in areas such as traceability, animal welfare, plant health and the environment. It makes clear that future trade should celebrate and promote our high standards, rather than undermine them.

NFU 2019-2020 Yearbook

From consultations and campaigns to Brexit and Bills, the NFU Yearbook shows members how the NFU has worked for them and their farm businesses over the past year.

Doing Our Bit for Net Zero

This booklet includes 26 case studies, from farms across England and Wales, showing how farmers are working towards net zero. The examples represent every farming sector and cover each of the three pillars outlined in the NFU's net zero plan: productivity, carbon storage, and renewables and bioenergy.

Improving Pesticide Regulation

The challenges and opportunities of transferring EU pesticide regulation into UK law.

The Future of Food 2040

The Future of Food report looks beyond Brexit to 2040, exploring what we'll be eating, how we'll be buying it and the technologies that will influence food production.

Combatting Rural Crime July 2018

The NFU is committed to making sure that farmers are not seen as a 'soft target' for criminals. Peaceful rural places may seem to be the last place to find criminal activity, but farming communities are often subject to a range of serious crimes (2018).

UK Food Supply Chain Manifesto

Food is essential to us all. The UK food chain is passionate about providing a safe, affordable and secure supply of food for the country. However, Brexit presents an unprecedented challenge to the affordability, availability, and choice of food for UK consumers (2018).

NFU Dairy Export Strategy

This report identifies a raft of actions and recommendations that will enhance the industry's export performance and add value through selling more great British dairy products abroad.

Achieving Net Zero: Farming's 2040 Goal

Achieving Net Zero: Farming's 2040 Goal (September 2019) sets out three pillars of activity that will help the industry to reach its ambitious goal.

NFU Landscape & Access

Our NFU Landscape & Access report showcases the extensive role British farming plays in maintaining the nation's iconic landscapes, and sets out how future policy needs to enable farmers to continue this pivotal role.

Building our new relationship with Europe

The four UK farming unions highlight the importance of building a new relationship with the EU and working together on areas such as trade, food standards, and science and innovation.

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