Goal 12: Responsible production and consumption
ADAS are able to help Food and Drink businesses identify where there are potential productivity gains within their supply chains and then provide support to businesses in developing best practice guidance to farmers and producers to aid them in reaching improved productivity goals. The ultimate aim is to ensure that as much crop/or livestock makes it to a marketable quality for the minimum raw material inputs possible. Areas of particular interest include:
- Appropriate placement of the crop (location, seed rate & distribution)
- Increased animal health and welfare
- Optimal nutrition (right time, right type, right place, right rate)
- Optimal pest, disease and weed management
- Sustainable soil management practices
- Improved harvest efficiency
Post farm gate
- Reducing food wastage throughout the supply chain
ADAS are able to help Food and Drinks businesses identify what the yield potential is of a particular crop in a particular location and therefore identify what the opportunity is for increased efficiency, assuming that the farmer has the access to the right resources and appropriate knowledge. This information can be used to help identify the areas where investment in knowledge transfer can lead to greatest increases in productivity.
The sustainable food and farming team have delivered productivity constraint analyses, opportunity matrices and research strategies for increasing productivity, as well as providing advisory services in the agriculture, horticulture, food and drink sectors.
ADAS is currently working with farmers and the farming industry to encourage innovation and drive increases in productivity through the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN).
Managing Director, Sustainable Food and Farming
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