The Clean Technology Centre (CTC) at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), has been funded by The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAMF) to collaborate with Local Development Companies (LDCs) and Local Authority Enterprise Offices (LEOs) to expand and further develop the Savour Food East Cork programme. While the programme is being piloted in East Cork in 2017, DAMF wished to expand the programme for businesses in the Clonakilty and Ballyhoura Regions in 2019.

Savour Food will continue working in the East Cork region as well as expanding the programme to West Cork and the Ballyhoura region. CTC, along with project partners SECAD, Ballyhoura Development, Cork and Limerick County LEOs, and local stakeholders will engage extensively with businesses involved in the food processing, retail, accommodation and food service sectors. Businesses in each of the three regions will be selected and  trained in identifying food waste prevention/reduction and will be provided with on-site assistance in identifying and implementing food waste prevention opportunities. While the Savour Food initiative will be expanded and refined in the East Cork, it will be new to West Cork and the Ballyhoura regions. Savour Food is offering a FREE advisory service to food businesses in these regions.

For further information about his project, contact James Hogan, Clean Technology Centre.

For more information about the Savour Food East Cork Programme, click here.