Our Sustainable Food and Farming team provides advice on how to increase your businesses’ productivity.
Productivity is the ratio of outputs to inputs. It is linked to production efficiency and competitiveness in the market. Measures to increase productivity involve:
- Optimising input use efficiencies,
- Improving practices and processes,
- Reducing waste and emissions,
- Increasing quality,
- Aligning with consumer and market specifications,
- Exchanging knowledge.
Not only is increasing productivity in the interest of any business, it also contributes towards the 12th Sustainable Development Goal.
We can help Food and Drink businesses identify potential productivity gains within their supply chains. We can then provide 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
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- Reducing food wastage throughout the supply chain
We can help Food and Drinks businesses identify what the yield potential is of a particular crop in a particular location. This will identify what the opportunity is for increased efficiency, assuming that the farmer has the right resources and knowledge. This information can be used to identifyareas where investment in knowledge transfer can lead to the greatest increases in productivity.
As well as providing advisory services in food and drink sectors, we can offer productivity constraint analyses, opportunity matrices and research strategies for increasing productivity.
Contact Managing Director Sarah Wynn to discuss your productivity needs.