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.
Head of Horticulture
Horticulture Business Support contact:
Senior Technologist (Horticulure)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Horticulture Business Facilities
Greenmount Campus has a wide range of facilities which are used by horticulture businesses and students.
COVID-19 support for producers, growers and processors
COVID-19 related support is available.