Food firms should strengthen supply chain

By Mike Stones

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Cedric Porter: praised the value of partnerships
Cedric Porter: praised the value of partnerships
Food and drink manufacturers should stengthen partnerhships throughout the supply chain, the chair of the Oxford Farming Conference told

Speaking at the two-day conference last week, Cedric Porter, chair of the 2012 conference and supply chain consultant, underlined the importance of strengthing partnerships throughout the food chain - from farmers and food processors and manufacturers to consumers.

Uncertain world

Porter explained that forging stronger relationships would be necessary to safeguard supplies of competitively-priced, high-quality and sustainably-produced food in an increasingly turbulent and uncertain world.

Hear too his views too on the threat of illegal egg imports this year, the prospect of illegal pig imports next year and why the mood of 2012 Oxford Farming Conference was so buoyant.

Watch out for more reports from the Oxford Farming Conference later this week.

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