We help growers and producers reduce waste and improve shelf life, sustainability, and profit.
Funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, we provide free support, advice, and guidance and signpost businesses to funding. We also exist to promote knowledge exchange, to promote collaboration in Welsh horticulture, and to help forge supply-chain development.
We identify and develop horticultural clusters of businesses, especially in food and amenity production, that could operate in short-supply chains. The clusters are backed with university and Government expertise and strive to optimise economic returns for businesses, improve the shelf life of products, and cut harvest losses.
Through the project, we will develop partnerships between secondary education, higher education, and horticulture businesses to promote skills and training and encourage continued professional development. We will strive to promote a culture of knowledge transfer through the food and drink supply chains.
Through our website and social media channels, we promote horticulture in Wales by engaging with businesses and celebrating their successes whilst providing helpful information and resources.
As part of the project, Horticulture Wales will conduct research in the areas of waste reduction, packaging, logistics, merchandising, and stock control with the aim of increasing shelf life and improving product handling.
All our work fits strategically with Welsh Government policies and seeks to promote the Welsh language.
High Impact Cluster
WGU lead on the North Wales Stream of the Food and Drink High-Impact Cluster. The objectives of the cluster are to help bring businesses together within the sector to achieve accelerated growth in sales, profit, and staff numbers.
This project will be running a number of initiatives, events, and workshops during 2019. For more information, please contact Laura Gough at firstname.lastname@example.org