Aberystwyth University is one of only a handful of universities in the UK where 30 – 40% of food spend in the University’s cafes and outlets is either sourced locally or produced on its 1000 ha of farmland. This also includes 90% of dairy products from local and Wales-wide producers and 100% of potatoes produced within a 20 mile radius.
Aberystwyth University is committed to demonstrating sustainable development through its research, teaching and facilities with embedded importance of healthy eating and food sourcing.
Aberystwyth University is proud to publicise that for the past seven years, 100% of the beef and lamb in hospitality outlets has been sourced from Aberystwyth University Farms.
The University recently gained the Silver award Corporate Health Standard, a Wales-wide initiative to promote health and wellbeing in the workplace.
1 Educating and involving students, staff and the local community in sustainable farming and food sourcing
2 Local food-sourcing to ensure a high-quality product at a competitive price, enabling access to local and healthy food for those on all budgets
3 The research in the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences aims to develop methods to decrease the amounts of methane and nitrogen (potent greenhouse gasses), produced by sheep and cattle via the development of high sugar ryegrasses (Aber HSG).