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

East Riding of Yorkshire is home to over

agriculture and food manufacturing  businesses

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

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

British farmers and growers produce 63% of all the food we eat, this will need to increase in the future to meet the demands of a growing population

Will there be opportunities available?

In the next ten years Lantra estimate that the agriculture sector will need a minimum of
more people nationally

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.

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