This month, the Agriculture and Horticulture Growth Board (AHDB) will showcase UK cheese at Meals and Resort Asia (FHA) in Singapore.

The occasion will probably be held from April 25-28, 2023, on the Singapore Expo Conference and Exhibition Centre.

AHDB mentioned the occasion is certainly one of Asia’s largest foods and drinks exhibitions and that UK dairy exports reached over £10 million in Singapore final yr.

Members of AHDB will probably be joined by three dairy exporters from the UK on the occasion, which gives exporters with the chance to showcase their merchandise to patrons within the southeast Asia area.

AHDB mentioned Singapore is a key goal marketplace for UK exporters, with dairy shipments reaching 2,589t in 2022. Cheese exports to Singapore elevated in worth to greater than £3 million, with 552t exported final yr.

AHDB’s senior export supervisor for dairy, Lucy Randolph, mentioned: “With shoppers who worth high-quality merchandise, Singapore is a crucial and rising marketplace for our cheese and dairy exports.

“We’re delighted to be again at FHA with our exporters and sit up for elevating the profile of our cheese to potential patrons from throughout Asia and constructing on these spectacular export figures within the years forward.”

AHDB appointments

Final week, the Division for Atmosphere, Meals and Rural Affairs (Defra) appointed three board members to AHDB.

Ministers have reappointed Mike Sheldon as an AHDB board member and the pork sector’s council chair for 12 months, which took impact from April 10, 2023.

Tom Clarke has been appointed as board member of AHDB with prolonged accountability as cereals and oilseeds sector council chair for 3 years, which took impact from April 1, 2023.

Sarah Pumfrett has additionally been reappointed as a board member and chair of the AHDB audit and threat assurance committee (ARAC) for 3 years, which took impact from April 1, 2023.

The appointments of the board members are made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments revealed by the Cupboard Workplace.