People are choosing to enter the agri-food industry by design rather than default, a new survey has revealed. Four in every five employees are choosing to work in the sector due to opportunities to use their qualification and 70% highlight the prospects of career advancement in agri food. The results come from the AgriFood Diversity and Inclusion Forum’s Pulse Survey.

It also found there is a disconnect between business leaders and employees on the importance of the diversity and inclusion (D&I) agenda: 84% of business leaders state that gender equality and diversity and inclusion are priorities for their organisation, yet only 63% of employees believe this is true where they work while one in five believe D&I is ‘a box to be ticked’.