The Wales-based red meat development agency, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), has become the latest signatory to Courtauld 2025s.
Courtault 2025s is an ambitious voluntary agreement which brings together a broad range of organisations involved in the food chain with the aim of making food and drink production and consumption more sustainable.
Organised by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) the initiative aims to cut the resources needed to provide the nation’s food and drink by one fifth over the next 10 years.
It includes cutting the amount of food that goes to waste and producing more efficiently in order to meet the challenge of global population growth and climate change.
“The Courtauld 2025 commitment fits well with many of the long-term strategic objectives of HCC,” says Julie Finch, HCC’s corporate strategy and policy manager.
“We support a range of research which contributes to improving sustainability of grassland and meat production, and take an active role in communicating the latest research and development to farmers and others.
“Increasing the efficiency of the overall red meat supply chain brings both financial benefits to farmers and producers, and helps meet our goals in terms of environmental sustainability.”