Food Supply Issues

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Inspiring stories of how rural businesses, farmers, young farmers, pubs and communties have been coming together offeringnew and innovative ways to get food and supplies to people who need them - we hope so much that all these local businesses who have started delivery and veg and meat box businesses will see a continuing uplift in business beyond the current crisis.

BBC article about five ways coronavirus is hitting global food supply

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-52267943

Article encouraging people to buy more locally and direct from farmers

https://www.farminguk.com/news/coronavirus-welsh-growers-urge-public-to-buy-direct_55379.html

"An extraordinary month in grocery" - a very interesting article from the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board with analysis of grocery shopping changes during March - published 6th April.

https://ahdb.org.uk/news/consumer-insight-an-extraordinary-month-in-grocery

This article from the BBC explains the current food supply situation and looks forward

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52020648

Farmshare is a new initiative set up by a farmer to match farmers and households who would like to buy direct from them. Its founder says "FarmShare links people wanting to buy direct from farms, with farmers wanting to sell direct to consumers. If you’re a farmer you sell through the FarmShare platform. It organises the sales & delivery, does the marketing, and provides the packaging. And it pays farmers up-front". You can access the platform via this link.

https://www.fortshot.farm/farmshare

 

new platform for matching households with farmers wanting to buy and sell directly with each other.