New report on Agricultural Productivity

To increase agricultural productivity, the key steps are to:
• Harness the power of data and measure performance
• Bring co-ordination to our innovation system and ensure investment in innovation targets key productivity and sustainability constraints
• Co-ordinate knowledge exchange and provide more opportunities for farmers and growers to learn from the best
• Facilitate investment in capital, skills, training and continuous professional development.

Our current project very much embraces many of these ideas, for example by feather score training and recording, benchmarking and sharing knowledge in a range of ways that includes this website, social media, producer workshops and roadshows and videos.  The LHWF is working in other areas to enhance productivity and co-ordinate knowledge exchange. An important aspect is valuing and recognising innovative practices by farmers and sharing this practical knowledge alongside science-based knowledge.

A summary of the report by the Agricultural Productivity Working Group can be found at: https://www.fdf.org.uk/publicgeneral/APWG-exec-summary-feb20.pdf

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