Support for Agriculture, Food and Drink Businesses

Trade advisers, events, and export finance. The Department for International Trade (DIT) can help your business grow internationally by providing the right support for you.

Last updated 22 June 2020

The UK has a reputation for producing exceptional food and drink at every stage from farm to fork, offering international buyers and investors products they can trust. As the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, UK food and drink exports were £23.7bn in 2019, representing an increase of 4.9% from 2018.

The UK also has world-class agricultural technologies helping farmers in the UK and overseas drive increased agricultural productivity in a more sustainable way with less impact on the environment.

There are opportunities for UK businesses to take advantage of the international demand for UK products and services in these sectors.

Help for your business

To help you make the most of trading opportunities internationally, DIT provides a range of support.

Get free local export support

Our local trade teams can offer free export-related advice to help your business trade internationally. Find out how they can help you.

Sign up for our events and webinars

DIT offers a programme of events - from e-commerce food and drink webinars for SMEs to ‘Ready to Trade’ exporting masterclasses. Find out what’s on and register.

Get export finance

UK Export Finance help UK businesses win export contracts by providing attractive financing terms to their buyers, fulfil contracts by supporting working capital loans and get paid by insuring against buyer default. Find out how they can help and check if you’re eligible.