Grow Yorkshire helps the farming community plan and adapt to the challenges of COVID19

19 October 2020

To help the farming community plan and adapt to the challenges brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic, Grow Yorkshire worked with partners to engage farm businesses in support.

Grow Yorkshire delivered advice as part of a business continuity planning webinar with the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. The webinar supported farmers to develop contingency plans for challenges such as the pandemic and the upcoming EU Transition.

Grow Yorkshire also worked with the York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub to bring farmers the opportunity to sign up free for a year to an online market place, ShopAppy. The aim of the project was to help farmers connect with local retailers and restaurants and sell direct to consumers, capitalising on the opportunity of increased consumer demand for localised food retail options. The project also aimed to introduce farming businesses to the use of digital technology to build business resilience and diversification.


A Plan to Reshape our Economy

Following on from our vision launch for a greener, fairer, stronger economic recovery for YNY, the LEP has worked with all LAs and partner organisations region-wide to develop a plan to reshape the region’s economy in order to address the challenges and opportunities arising from the pandemic.

Read the full Plan to Reshape our Economy here.

Impact of the plan on reshaping the economy will be measured by successful delivery against the 10 pledges. Read the pledge stories on our news page here.


Join us on Friday 6 November for our annual conference.

Held online for the first time, the conference will focus on a Greener, Fairer, Stronger vision for reshaping the York & North Yorkshire economy and how we can work together to achieve this. 

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