The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has released the first in a series of articles looking at the potential implications for the food industry of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

The first piece of analysis in the new Horizon series examines five possible trading relationships between the UK and the EU going forwards.

The piece examines current trade arrangements with countries outside the EU, and outlines their advantages and disadvantages.

AHDB has said further analysis will be released on topics including trade with non-EU countries, labour and subsidies.

Once Article 50 is triggered and negotiations start, the company has also said its Market Intelligence team will provide updated analysis, as and when information emerges from the process.

David Swales, AHDB’s head of strategic insight, said: “There is a huge thirst for knowledge out there as we stand on the brink of a new era for UK agriculture. Obviously, at this stage, we can’t give any definitive answers, but we can paint a picture of what the future may look like for our levy payers.

“Horizon will sit alongside our sector Market Intelligence offering, which will continue to keep the industry informed on the short-term impacts on commodities and input markets.”