The Diversifying into Horticulture Programme is designed to offer support to Welsh farmers, landowners, growers and others who are considering diversification into plant and vegetable production. It’s also an opportunity for current growers considering a different business model to learn more about alternative options or explore new ideas for their current business.
Cywain is a business-led programme dedicated to developing new and existing micro businesses and small and medium sized enterprises in the Welsh food and drink sector. Cywain (meaning to gather or to harvest), focuses on maximising opportunities and growth potential. In this session,
Nerys Davies and Jayne Jones explained how Cywain can help your business be more competitive, sustainable and innovative by providing marketing and business strategy advice, branding, identity and social media support and supply chain management and business plans. They discussed how Cywain can help your products reach new markets and the opportunities to strengthen links between your business and the supply chain.
We also heard from Debbie Handley from Mostyn Kitchen Garden, who has successfully developed her market garden and horticulture business with support and opportunities from Cywain.
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In this session we explored the terms that require consideration for both the landowner and the enterprise before signing a contract or agreement. Tom O’Kane from Cae Tan and Abbi Mason from Big Meadow talked us through their personal experiences wit…1/24/2022 1:15:23 PM
In this session we will explore the terms that require consideration for both the land owner and the new enterprise before signing a contract or agreement.4/21/2021 3:25:14 PM
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The Diversifying into Horticulture Programme is designed to give non-horticulture based farmers the essential support needed to branch out into the sector. Whether trialling a new idea or making a permanent change to the business, diversifying presen…2/24/2021 1:49:57 PM