Supporting Dairy Farmers – Food Enterprise Zone
In February 2015 the South Downs National Park was named as one of eleven new Food Enterprise Zones (FEZ) created to make it easier for food and farming businesses to expand and diversify.
The South Downs FEZ covers the area of the National Park that falls within the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (parts of Brighton & Hove, Lewes and West Sussex). It specifically aims to make it simpler for dairy farmers to reuse farm buildings for food processing or to set up farm shops to sell their produce locally. At a time when the price that dairy farmers receive for their produce has fallen dramatically this could make a big difference to the National Park’s local economy.
Consultants are now working with three dairy farms to assist them with developments.
If you have any queries then contact us on 01730 819267.