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    About Us


    Three equally important pillars

    Society (People)

    • Food Quality and Safety
    • Farmers Skills
    • Rural Social and Economic Conditions

    Economy (Profit)

    • Food Supply
    • Farmers Income
    • Sustainable Food Products

    Environment (Planet)

    • Soil Health
    • Soil/Water/Air
    • Energy
    • Biodiversity
    • Climate Change

    Our Shared Purpose

    Securing a sustainable and profitable farming and food system through educating, inspiring and empowering current and future farmers to work towards reducing emissions, enhancing nature and developing more climate-friendly businesses.


    The SSFF is a community of organisations and people with a desire to see a profitable, productive and sustainable future for the UK agricultural industry. Our aims: 

    • Equip farmers with skills, knowledge and training needed to become fully sustainable on all parameters: economic, environmental and social.
    • Be a trusted source of information to demystify the journey to net zero and sustainable farming - talk a common language about sustainable agricultural systems.
    • Work to improve farm practice and the farm data to track progress on greenhouse gas emissions reduction, sequestration, and broader sustainability metrics such as biodiversity, water and soils.
    • Encourage new entrants into the farming and food industry, and a diversity of entrepreneurial talent to support the aims.

    To realise this, we have created four delivery pillars.

    The Pillars of the School

    How can you get involved?

    PILLAR 1

    New Talent

    Includes undergraduate curriculum development, student industry placements, and projects aimed at
    attracting new and diverse talent into food and farming.

    PILLAR 2

    Upskill Current Workforce

    Education and sharing insight for farmers and food producers via virtual and in person learning.

    PILLAR 3


    Work collaboratively to find the solutions to key industry challenges through academia and the latest technology. Using exemplar farms to showcase Net Zero transition.

    PILLAR 4


    Work collaboratively to speak a common language and support industry and policy development.

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