The ‘Farming for the Future’ conference was the first time the supermarket had brought together such a cross section of its farmers to discuss the major challenges facing the industry, and to explore new ways of making agriculture more sustainable.
The conference looked at some of the current pressures facing the industry and in the future, such as:
Justin King, chief executive, Sainsbury’s, said: “Creating and maintaining supply chains that are resilient in the face of challenges such as climate change and food security will be crucial in the years ahead.
“We’ve made great progress in tackling some of these issues with our agricultural supply chain, especially through our development groups, which we’ve already invested £21m to date. We must now develop even closer working relationships with our farmers, growers and suppliers if we’re to achieve a sustainable future that’s better for all.”
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