Speaking in the Senedd, the Minister spoke of the importance of focusing on strong leadership, vision and a close working relationship between business and government to help establish Wales as a world leader when it comes to food. The Minister set out a series of targeted actions to deliver sustainable jobs and growth for Wales that are both economically and environmentally sound. The strategy will focus on the following seven key areas: Market development and growth – building a strong, distinctly Welsh brand to help develop domestic and export markets, Food culture, heritage and tourism simplifying food supply routes to the tourism sector and improving the international reputation of Welsh food, Green growth helping food businesses grow while becoming more resource efficient, Supply chain efficiency working with businesses to develop business plans to increase innovation and efficiency within the industry, A more integrated food industry improving communication and developing integrated supply chains from farmer through to consumer to deliver fairer prices, build trust and produce quality produce, Food assurance and resilience developing a Food Security and Industry Assurance Network to improve preparedness for major incidents and resilience if problems occur, Health and social wellbeing working with the industry on product development and improving communications on healthy eating. The Minister said: This plan is all about action it sets out my vision that, by 2020, the quality of Welsh food will enjoy increased international recognition, food businesses will be more efficient and environmentally balanced with supply chains more integrated and adding far more value to our products here in Wales. I also hope to see consumers making well informed choices about the affordable and healthy food they need, leading to significant improvement in public health. The Minister also set out his intention to establish a Welsh Food and Drink Forum drawn from the industry to provide guidance, advice and a closer link between business and government. He explained that closer working between business and government is central to the plan, saying: I am confident that, although highly ambitious, the objectives set out in this plan can be achieved if government and industry work together. In fact, I am sure that we will achieve results that exceed our expectations. More detail on the plan will be available when the 12 week consultation is launched later this autumn. (c) 2013 Euclid Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Provided by Syndigate.info an Albawaba.com company
Report Published: “Defense Spending in the United Kingdom”
Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the United Kingdom defense spending market. Includes market size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information. View Full Report Details and Table of Contents Highlights – Defense spending covers capital items, military personnel, government defense agencies, and related expenditure on defense and peacekeeping. The defense market is segmented to include expenditure on: personnel; equipment; infrastructure; and other expenditure (which represents all other spending). Volume is measured as the active serving personnel in the national army, air force, navy (including marines and coast guard) and other elements of the service, such as Joint Staff. Any currency conversions used in the creation of this report have been calculated using constant 2012 annual average exchange rates. – UK defense spending had a total budget allocation of $60.8bn in 2012, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.8% between 2008 and 2012. – Personnel numbers remained largely stagnant during 2008 and 2012, with a compound annual rate of change (CARC) of less than -0.1%, resulting in a total of 159,931 in 2012. – The performance of the market is forecast to decelerate, with an anticipated CAGR of 1.2% for the five-year period 2012 – 2017, which is expected to drive the market to a value of $64.7bn by the end of 2017. Features Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players in the defense spending market in the United Kingdom Use the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the defense spending market in the United Kingdom Leading company profiles reveal details of key defense spending market players’ global operations and financial performance Add weight to presentations and pitches by understanding the future growth prospects of the United Kingdom defense spending market with five year forecasts by both value and volume Macroeconomic indicators provide insight into general trends within the United Kingdom economy Key Questions Answered What was the size of the United Kingdom defense spending market by value in 2012? What will be the size of the United Kingdom defense spending market in 2017? What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the United Kingdom defense spending market? How has the market performed over the last five years? About Fast Market Research Fast Market Research is an online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information. Representing the world’s top research publishers and analysts, we provide quick and easy access to the best competitive intelligence available.