Food & Agriculture

The food & agriculture sector involves the cultivation of animals, plants, and other life forms to enable us to manufacture food and drink. Think livestock – dairy cows, cattle for beef, sheep for wool and lamb, pigs and poultry. Think crops – wheat, oats, peas, oilseed rape and grass for your livestock.

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There are over

Employed in this sector in the Humber

This accounts for 


Of employment in the region

Did You Know?


of land-based businesses in the Humber employ fewer than 10 people


British farmers and growers produce 64% of all the food we eat in the UK and in the future this amount will need to increase to feed a growing population

Jobs in the sector require higher level skills, due to increased use of technology

The Humber processes 70% of the UK’s chilled and frozen seafood

For the Humber, the manufacturing and production of food and beverage products plays a large part in this sector; Yorkshire and the Humber is the country’s largest food producing region

Will there be opportunities available?

Around 133,000 new jobs will be needed in Food Manufacturing between 2014 and 2024 across the UK, more than any other manufacturing sector

To meet future challenges of food security and climate change, the sector will be using more innovative and automated technologies, which will drive demand for engineers, scientists and mathematicians – the sector will need highly skilled individuals to overcome these challenges

76,000 jobs forecasted in Agriculture (livestock and crops) between 2014-2024 nationally


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