Policy paper

A blueprint to grow the UK fruit and vegetable sector

Government’s ambitions and plan to grow the fresh produce sector and increase the amount of fruit and vegetables produced in the UK.

This was published under the 2022 to 2024 Sunak Conservative government



At the 2024 Farm to Fork Summit on 14 May 2024, the annual UK Food Security Index was published.

This highlights the lower amount of fruit and vegetables produced in the UK relative to other products.

At the summit, the Prime Minister identified fresh produce as a key growth sector and priority for government.

In this blueprint, the Prime Minister sets out government’s ambitions to increase domestic fruit and vegetable production and grow the fresh produce sector.

The blueprint showcases the initial steps government will take to deliver these aims, boosting UK food security.

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Published 14 May 2024

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