The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain and managed as an independent organisation (independent of both commercial industry and of Government). The AHDB work with six sectors including cereals and oilseeds, dairy, beef and lamb, pork, potatoes and horticulture to provide industry leading information.
Their purpose is to equip levy payers with independent, evidence-based information and tools to grow and become more competitive and sustainable.
What AHDB does:
- delivers extensive research and development programmes which are delivering scientifically-robust and commercially useful outcomes for their levy payers;
- undertakes efficient farm-level knowledge transfer programmes based on evidence both from third party science and AHDB’s own R&D aimed at improving efficiency, productivity and sustainability;
- provides unbiased, high quality market information that helps business decision making and improves supply chain transparency;
- exports market development work and also domestic marketing activity to inspire and inform consumers in order to assist the economic viability of sectors which require this;
- raises awareness of food and where it comes from among school children; and helps ensure the agriculture and horticulture industries are able to develop and attract workers with the skills needed to operate effectively.
- ensures that proper account is taken of Government priorities for agriculture and the agri-food industry, where appropriate.