Monthly Archives: February 2016

Farmers need to lead the agenda on the environment

Farmers need to lead the agenda on the environment, rather than responding to pressure from others according to Produce World Director of Agriculture Andrew Burgess. Speaking at the annual NFU conference said that proactivity by farmers will provide a platform for growth and stability.

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Produce World Agronomy Manager is Top of the Crops

Produce World’s Strategic Agronomy Manager John Sedgwick has won the title of Best Agronomist 2016 at the prestigious UK Grower Awards. John joined Produce World in 2014 following the acquisition of Fenmarc’s roots business. In his first year John has re-energised the agronomy function, delivering more effective crop intelligence and developing grower engagement platforms including knowledge exchange days and colleague education sessions.

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Top green awards for Produce World

Five of Produce World’s sites have received accreditation from the national green scheme Investors in Environment (iiE), and the company has picked up two prestigious awards as a result of its excellence in this area. In order to qualify for iiE’s top Green level of accreditation, companies have to demonstrate a two per cent improvement in resource efficiency, and have plans in place for recycling, travel and reducing their carbon footprint. Produce World received the Green level for its Yaxley, Chatteris, Sutton Bridge, Isleham and Lynchwood sites.

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