Organic Centre Wales logo
Providing information on organic food and farming in Wales
Subscribe to our newsletter

News from the Centre

more news stories...

BOBL project update February 2010

The BOBL project is designed to support the primary producer in Wales and grow the market for Welsh organic produce in a sustainable way. The project will develop new, emerging and existing markets for organic produce whilst driving innovation, at all levels, within the supply chain.

Attitude survey: The invitation to tender has generated a great deal of interest and short-listed companies have been invited to interview. The start date of the contract is the first of March and completion is scheduled for the end of May.

Biofach fact-finding: A small delegation attended the Biofach organic exhibition in Nuremberg. Contact was made with other exhibitors from Britain and relevant experts including some from the textiles sector. A report summarising the conclusions of the visit and making recommendations on a strategy for attending international exhibitions has been drafted.

PR Tender: A brief is being prepared for the selection and appointment of a specialist company to help develop key messages and implement a communications strategy. The strategy will integrate with and build on the Organic UK campaign and the findings of the Consumer Attitude survey.

Support for organic businesses: The project includes delivery of more support for organic producers who want to add value to their products and/or are looking for new routes to market, particularly via multiple retailers. Producers interested in achieving this should email .

Market intelligence: Reports on the dairy, red meat and tourism sectors are currently being reviewed and final drafts will be presented for sign-off shortly. The summary and conclusions will be circulated widely. Reports on the horticulture and the arable market, which will include a review of the market for pig and poultry products, have been commissioned.

Pullets report: Reports have been prepared on a number of other projects. A report and follow-up seminar on organic pullet production has made significant progress in addressing the need for increasing production.

For details, contact , 01970 622953

Previous story: Powys Orchard Project: take part in a survey
Next story: Fair trade flourishes - how about organic?

More news

In partnership with
ADAS logo Aberystwyth University logo Organic Research Centre Elm Farm logo
Organic Centre Wales, IBERS, Gogerddan Campus
Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, SY23 3EB
T:01970 622248   E: organic@aber.ac.uk
Funding bodies
logo of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural DevelopmentWelsh Assembly Government logo
Website design: mach2media and Technoleg Taliesin Cyf.