As promised following the Farm to Fork Summit at Number Ten in May 2023, Defra is currently consulting on fairness in the horticulture supply chain to support British farmers and improve food security.
Commenting on the review, NFU Horticulture Board chair Martin Emmett said: “I urge all growers to have their say in this government consultation to give us the best chance of enacting much-needed change, including those growers of plants and flowers that supply the major grocery retailers.”
The NFU consulted with members between 16 January – 18 February on their views to feed into its response to Defra's consultation. Grower members are also encouraged to respond to the consultation directly at: GOV.UK | Contractual relationships in the UK fresh produce industry
Further details on the NFU's response will be made available to members once the submission period is closed.