In 2019, Gross output of UK agriculture was £27.3 billion with over 70% of land in the UK used for agriculture. With a rich history in agricultural innovation, the UK is home to highly skilled talent across engineering, animal and plant sciences and land management, and able to deliver new technologies to increase efficiency, yield, sustainability and profitability.
Exports of Food, feed and drink (FFD) from the UK were valued at £23.6 billion in 2019 with exports of machinery worth almost £1.8 billion. With our International Trade Advisers (ITAs), tailored events and other services, we can help you find your next Agri-Tech export opportunity.
The UK government has placed a strong emphasis on the development and adoption of on-farm Agri-Tech strategies, launching the Trade and Agriculture Commission in 2020. This represents farmers, retailers and consumers in the UK, advising Government on trade policies to adopt to secure opportunities for UK farmers. Within the Northern Powerhouse there is a lot of expertise and potential from businesses and academia specialising in Agri-Tech innovations.
As the delivery partner for the Department for International Trade, our ITAs are available to support the sector with expertise and export knowledge, and to help bring more Northern products and services to the world.
You can contact our ITA focusing on the Agri-Tech sector, Colin Smith, directly at Colin.Smith@mobile.trade.gov.uk.
We arrange a variety of events aimed at companies operating in the the AgriTech sector to support you and your business to gain valuable knowledge and experience on international trade. No matter what your experience level, we have the right support for your business.
We work with a number of clients within the AgriTech sector, providing them with a range of support to help them succeed at selling overseas. We have worked with companies to capture their experiences so you can learn from their mistakes and their achievements.
There are thousands of opportunities to browse which are sourced by overseas trade professionals or posted by third-party providers. This DIT service gives you the possibility to connect with buyers from around the globe and match your offering with their demand.
DIT Internationalisation Fund
Our Internationalisation Fund (funded by the European Regional Development Fund) can help your business finance your international expansion plans.
Eligible businesses can apply for a minimum of £1000 which is match funded and can be used for flights, trade show expenses, international marketing material, consulting services and much more.