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Horticulture Business Support

Horticulture Business Support

Horticulture Technologists work with businesses, organisations and individual owners to encourage innovation and the adoption of new technologies and developments to improve productivity and efficiency.

Paul Mooney


Key contact:
Paul Mooney
Head of Horticulture
Paul.Mooney@daera-ni.gov.uk

Horticulture Business Support contact:
Kieran Lavelle
Senior Adviser (Horticulture)
Kieran.Lavelle@daera-ni.gov.uk

Konstantinos Xyntaris

Horticulture Business Support contact:
Konstantinos Xyntaris
Senior Technologist (Horticulure)
Konstantinos.Xyntaris@daera-ni.gov.uk

Business Development Groups
Business Development Groups

Business Development Groups (BDGs) meet regularly with BDG training events held on members’ farms. The scheme uses a group approach to improve the technical efficiency of farm businesses. Currently there are three horticulture BDG groups – two in top fruit and one in mushrooms.

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Farm Innovation Visits
Farm Innovation Visits

Farm Innovation Visits (FIVs), provide the opportunity to visit farm businesses in other parts of the UK or Europe to learn about new innovations. This is an excellent opportunity for the various sectors of commercial horticulture production to see innovation in primary production.

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Horticulture Business Courses
Horticulture Business Courses

CAFRE’s Horticulture Business Support team aims to assist the development of a competitive and sustainable horticulture industry in Northern Ireland, by enhancing the business and technical capabilities of people in the sector.

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Horticulture Business Events
Horticulture Business Events

CAFRE’s Horticulture Business Support team aims to assist the development of a competitive and sustainable industry in Northern Ireland, through business support events.

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Horticulture Business Facilities
Horticulture Business Facilities

Greenmount Campus has a wide range of facilities which are used by horticulture businesses and students.

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