Agri­cul­ture re­mains one of most dan­ger­ous in­dus­tries

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - FARMING -

Farm­ers and crofters have been urged to be more vig­i­lant af­ter fig­ures re­vealed five peo­ple were killed on Scot­tish farms in just 12 months.

Pro­vi­sional fig­ures from the Health and Safety Ex­ec­u­tive re­veal that in 2016/17 agri­cul­ture had the high­est rate of fa­tal in­jury in the UK, and that Scot­land had the sec­ond high­est mar­ket would help Bri­tish agri­cul­ture, which typ­i­cally pro­duces a sur­plus of wheat with more than 80% of this cur­rently ex­ported to the EU.

At present, around 70% of Egypt’s wheat im­ports is sourced from Rus­sia and other Black Sea coun­tries such as Ro­ma­nia.

The re­main­der comes from France, Ger­many, Aus­tralia and the US.

AHDB ex­port mar­ket­ing ex­ec­u­tive Dorit Co­hen said: “UK wheat is not widely known in the Egyp­tian mar­ket. Ed­u­cat­ing Egyp­tian millers and bak­ers on how to use UK flour to ob­tain the best re­sults for their prod­ucts will en­able them to gain the con­fi­dence re­quired and fa­cil­i­tate trade with the UK.”

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