Collaboration Local Projects: Food Sector - Clare Horgan

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Collaboration Local Projects: Food Sector - Clare Horgan

  1. 1. Collaboration Local Projects Food Sector Ballyhoura Development Ltd & Teagasc Ms Claire Horgan Food Enterprise Officer www.nrn.ie
  2. 2. Background – Food Strategy <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revive, Enhance and Support the Food Heritage of the region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design a support structure in line with ambitions of operators in each sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide links between food operators and relevant state development agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attract Food Entrepreneurs from within and outside the Ballyhoura region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support the establishment of Ballyhoura as the ‘heart of Irish food’ in conjunction with private and public interested parties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brand the food sector strategy under Ballyhoura brand under set guidelines </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Working with Teagasc <ul><li>Support, Advice & Guidance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For Our Clients – product, process & packaging development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For local Farmers Markets & Festivals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For BDL : Brand Development, Food Enterprise Infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Product Development Trials </li></ul><ul><li>Client Focussed Targeted Training Courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Artisan Food Business Course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Yoghurt Production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Vegetable Production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct Selling Course </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Example – Direct Selling Training <ul><li>Topics Covered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Details of Direct Selling routes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Safety Regulations & Product Liability Legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product Development, Fittings & Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Business Aspects of Direct Selling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Key Elements of Personal Selling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project/ Assignment </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Ballyhoura Apple Farm
  6. 7. Thank You! <ul><ul><li>Claire Horgan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ballyhoura Development Ltd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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