The UK has signed up to a global coalition to share knowledge of best practice on green agriculture and food production.
The Sustainable Productivity Growth (SPG) Coalition, launched in 2021, is an international group of countries, academic and research organisations and trade bodies that aims to improve agricultural productivity in an environmentally sustainable way.
Members of the SPG include the EU, Australia, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, US and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and it is also supported by academic institutions and trade bodies representing industries including grain, dairy and livestock.
Members share information about best practice, lessons learned and innovative evidence-based ways to boost productivity in a sustainable way and promote them at public events and public platforms.
Environment Secretary George Eustice said: “I am pleased to announce today that the UK will join the Sustainable Productivity Growth Coalition convened by the United States. I look forward to working with our international partners in this dialogue on innovation, science and sustainable agriculture.”