Stuart Roberts, NFU Deputy President
Hertfordshire farmer Stuart Roberts is a third generation arable and livestock farmer who has also worked for Defra and the Food Standards Agency and held senior management roles within the meat supply chain.
Stuart farms in a family partnership with his wife Emma and his father Howard. Hammonds End Farm supplies grain to more than 50 artisan mills and bakers throughout the UK.
“The NFU recognises the urgency of tackling climate change, and farmers are more than ready to take on the challenge and play our part. Beyond minimising our industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as far as possible, our ambition is to create a balance using ‘negative emissions’ from a variety of sources across the whole of agricultural production and land use by 2040, in the context of a changing climate.
The agricultural industry is looking to government and other stakeholders to act with us and help us deliver against this ambition, through concerted and robust action. Together, we aim to build a sustainable, competitive and profitable UK farm sector fit for the 21st century.”