The Climate and Sustainability team at ADAS provides topical advice on how to increase your businesses’ productivity.  Productivity is the ratio of outputs to inputs, which is linked to production efficiency and competitiveness in the market. Measures to increase productivity involve:

  • Optimising input use efficiencies,
  • Improving practices and processes,
  • Reducing waste and emissions,
  • Increasing quality,
  • Aligning with consumer and market specifications
  • Exchanging knowledge.

Not only is increasing productivity the inherent interest of any business, it also contributes towards the realisation of the 12th Sustainable Development Goal.

Our team are able to help Food and Drink businesses identify where there are potential productivity gains within their supply chains. We can then provide support to businesses in developing best practice guidance to farmers and producers to help them reach improved productivity goals.

The ultimate aim is to ensure that as much crop/ livestock makes it to a marketable quality for the minimum raw material inputs possible.

Pre-farm gate

Looking at activity on farm, we can advise on:

  • Appropriate placement of the crop (location, seed rate & distribution)
  • Increased animal health and welfare
  • Optimal nutrition (right time, right type, right place, right rate)
  • Optimal pest, disease and weed management
  • Sustainable soil management practices
  • Improved harvest efficiency

Post farm gate

Post farm gate and throughout the remainder of the supply chain, we can target food wastage.

Our expertise

ADAS are able to help Food and Drinks businesses identify what the yield potential is of a particular crop in a particular location and find opportunities for increased efficiency. This assumes that the farmer has the access to the right resources and appropriate knowledge. If not, we can help identify the areas where investment in knowledge transfer can lead to greatest increases in productivity.

The Climate and Sustainability team have delivered productivity constraint analyses, opportunity matrices and research strategies for increasing productivity, as well as providing advisory services in the agriculture, horticulture, food and drink sectors.

Contact Sarah Wynn for more information on how we can help you.