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The Food Economy of Devon - Matt Lobley

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Devon’s Food Economy - Matt Lobley. Presented at the celebration of the work by farmers and food producers doing great things for Devon’s natural environment on October 6th, held at West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter.

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The Food Economy of Devon - Matt Lobley

  1. 1. THE FOOD ECONOMYOF DEVONMatt Lobley
  2. 2. • Primary production • Food & drink manufacturing “Core agri- • Food & drink wholesalingfood industry” • Specialist food & drink retailing • Non-specialist predominately food & drink retailing “Secondary • Food & beverage servicesfood sectors” • Accommodation “Food related”
  3. 3. Employment in the agri-food sector (2009-10) All other employment Core ag-food Secondary food Food related GB 85 4.5 9.1 1.4 9 3 Devon 77 10 Cornwall 71 11.3 12.6 5 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  4. 4. The value of the agri-food sector 2008 GVA Sector share of total GVA £m Devon Devon GBAgriculture £302 2.8% 0.6%Fishing £11 0.1% 0.0%Food and Drink manufacturing £156 1.4% 1.5%F&D wholesale distribution £105 1.0% 0.9%Retail - Specialist food £39 0.4% 0.4%Core agri-food industry £612 5.6% 3.4%Food and beverage services £334 3.1% 1.9%Retail - non-specialists predominantly F&D £243 2.2% 1.7%Secondary food industries £577 5.3% 3.6%Accommodation £195 1.8% 0.6%All agri-food related industries £1,384 12.8% 7.6%All industries £10,847 100.0% 100.0%
  5. 5. Trends & critical issuesSmall increase in dairy output. Continued increase in yields andconcentration of production. Beef numbers now close to pre-FMDpeak & sheep back down to level of 30 years ago. Exportopportunities.Fruit and veg experiencing increased competition. Suffering effectsof poor weather over last 2 years. Impact of recession on changingpatterns of demand.Baked products – strong demand for artisanal baked goods butsignificant competition from supermarkets and rising costs.
  6. 6. Trends & critical issues• Highly diverse business structure with many businesses focusing on local and regional markets• Virtually all sectors/sub-sectors facing significant cost-price squeeze• Increased attention on costs. Opportunities to promote alterative energy solutions & cooperative working.• Degree of optimism and buoyancy not reflected in official figures
  7. 7. Download the full report at:www.centres.ex.ac.uk/crpr

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