The many practical consequences of COVID-19 are testing the sustainability of our sector to the limit. So far, we have passed these tests in terms of the continued supply of quality, safe food to our consumers. We would hope that the importance of farming and food production and processing have been further highlighted in this debacle and our image enhanced.

Our success to date has not been easy for farming, or the agri-food sector either, but we have responded in a creative way to maintain this high-quality supply of food while adhering to the need for physical distancing.