Podcast Preview: OFC24 Report - Is Our UK Supply Chain Broken?


The 2024 Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) report firmly states that the practice of farmers subsidising consumers’ appetite for cheap food cannot continue. After years of ‘permacrisis’ fuelled by Brexit, the Ukrainian conflict, the Covid-19 pandemic and inflation running up to 20%, farming’s confidence and bank balances are at an all-time, unsustainable, low, says the report’s author, Ged Futter


In this preview podcast, ahead of the report launch at OFC24 in January, the conversation centres on the UK food supply chain, the behaviours within it, what needs to change and how that change might happen, with every actor in the chain taking responsibility and playing their part.


Host: Abi Kay, OFC Director and journalist

Interviewees: Ged Futter, Retail consultant and report author and Alison Capper, OFC Director and apple & hop grower


Listen to the podcast here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2289878/14152267



To join the report launch in Oxford or watch online, on 4th January 2024, with author Ged Futter, followed by a panel discussion with Chris Brown, Robert Chapman, Tom Bradshaw book your ticket at https://www.ofc.org.uk/conference/2024



OFC25 will take place from 8th to 10th January 2025, in Oxford and Online.

A programme teaser and tickets are now available by visiting our dedicated conference section.