Food Procurement Conference

Our Estates team attended the Going For Gold food procurement conference just last week. The conference looked at issues including the real impacts of food production, international sustainable trade, healthy eating and shortening supply chains, all within the over-arching framework of the climate and biodiversity crisis.

With food and farming producing up to 30% of all global greenhouse gases, changes to our food procurement practice must be one of our top priorities in 2020. Individuals, organisations and the food sector can all take action and contribute to a healthier, fairer and more sustainable food system.

An example of our work towards sustainable food production at Combe Grove

We have recently shut down our Driving Range. Over the coming years, we are going to convert this to productive use and establish just under 8000sqm of market garden, 4500sqm of agroforestry and 16500 sqm of pasture.