Policy paper

Driving export growth in the farming, food and drink sector

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

To maximise the opportunity for growth through overseas trade and remove barriers, government and industry have developed an Exports Action Plan.



Exporting is a key route to strong and sustainable growth in the farming, food and drink sector. However, the majority of UK agri-food exports are to mature markets, as opposed to the high-growth emerging consumer powers.

Research also indicates that only one in five agri-food small and medium-sized companies export in England.