UK company to assist Falklands developing horticulture

TECHNICAL advice leading to the development of horticultural products to supply the Falklands market is to be provided by a UK company

Martin Emmett Horticultural Training, offers independent consultancy services specialising in horticulture.

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Figures show bright future for Falklands Landholdings

THE financial position of statuory corporation Falklands Landholdings (FLH)  has, “improved markedly,” over the last five years with FLH draft budget for 2016/17 showing a projected net profit of £102,800.

 In fact a profit has been shown in all of the last five years confirmed the new General Manager of the statutory corporation, Andy Pollard. 

Eight years ago the corporation was on the verge of insolvency and owed local creditors in excess of £70,000. It was granted a £160,000 subsidy by the Falkland Islands Government and re-structuring was undertaken.

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FLH farms reduce abattoir animals to build up flocks

Falklands sheep
Sheep in the Falklands

A DOWNWARD trend in sheep numbers across the Islands will impact on the future levels of wool and meat production for the next few years, Senior Agriculture Advisor Ian Campbell told the Agricultural Advisory Committee last week. 

He added that Falkland Landholding’s (FLH) decision to reduce the number of animals to the abattoir so they could build up the flocks could even raise questions about the viability of the Meat Company (FIMCO). 

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