Ranil Jayawardena – 2022 Comments on Horticulture Growth

The comments made by Ranil Jayawardena, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on 11 October 2022.

We all rely on farmers and growers every day to produce high-quality food, and to look after our environment.

Whilst we have a high degree of food security, we can boost it further. We can increase home-grown fruit and vegetable production, which is why I am bringing in expert advice and match-funding robotics and automation projects.

Technology offers huge opportunities to make farming greener and more productive, so we should harness it to help grow the economy, create jobs and improve food security too.