I joined Promar International in 2016 after finishing my degree in environmental engineering. I was brought up on an arable, beef and sheep farm in Northwest England and my role as a consultant combines my passions for sustainable agriculture and the environment.
I work across the food and farming supply chain helping businesses, government bodies and farmers find creative ways to improve their sustainability by managing projects, analysing data, conducting researching and helping with business development.
So far, I have worked on a variety of projects involving energy, environment auditing and sustainability assessments. More recently I have supported the implementation of a leading supermarket’s Sustainable Beef and Lamb Programme, building relationships with the retailer and their producers to help drive profitable sustainability across the supply chain. I am also BASIS Soils and Water qualified and have a good understanding of diffuse water pollution on a farm scale, from catchment management projects and the importance of soil health for healthy and sustainable agriculture.
When I am not at work, I enjoy trying new sports, being creative and spending time on my family’s livestock and arable farm.
“I’d love farmers to monitor and record more. Farmers have great instinct and are incredibly adaptable, but in an ever-changing climate and farming landscape, the more up-to-date information you have, the better you can respond to change and the stronger the business will be. I believe agriculture can be, should be and will be environmentally sustainable. It was the main reason I wanted to join the industry – to help the food supply chain, businesses and farmers make improvements.”Sarah Jones, Environmental Consultant at Promar International.