From the Chingford Fruit October Publication – South African consultancy Blue North specialises in transforming agricultural supply chains, using its sound knowledge base and proven expertise to deliver practical, long-lasting improvements at ground level
Volatile prices, unpredictable weather patterns and surging demand from emerging economies are combining to threaten food security across the globe, putting farmers under more pressure than ever before. Never has the need to ensure sustainable long-term food production been so crucial.
Similarly, retailers selling the end product are coming under increasing pressure from consumers to source sustainably and reliably. They are being challenged on issues such as carbon footprint and ethical trading; and it’s clear that if they can’t provide the answers, their businesses will suffer as a result.