PROJECT : Wild Berry Conference 2007

Wild Berry Conference 2007


Group:Labrador Straits Development Corporation (LSDC)
Timeframe:Sep 5, 2007 - Sep 7, 2007
Categories:Agriculture | Environment | Culture & Heritage
Added by:Barbara Marshall

The two day event was held on September 5 & 6, 2007 at the Northern Light Inn in L’Anse-au-Clair.  It provided a learning opportunity for all participants and access to human resources in an attempt to improve the knowledge and skills of those currently involved in the wild berry industry.  The 2007 conference supported the activities of the Northern Agrifoods Development Strategy.


This was an opportunity for harvesters, researchers, producers, government representatives and individuals to identify possible initiatives for development within the agrifoods industry.  In addition it will enhance human resources development in the fields of research, value added processing, marketing, health benefits, trial identification and development, and cooperative approach in developing the wild berry industry.


The wild berry conference achieved the following objectives;

  • Identified opportunities for the Southern Labrador Development Association peat bog farm
  • Brought together berry researchers (national and international), producers, and harvesters to discuss opportunities in wild berry production
  • Identification of new market opportunities
  • Transfer of information from industry representatives and government officials to local businesses and economic development groups
  • Showcased the natural health benefits for the wild berries harvested in the Labrador Straits
  • Created an opportunity for harvesters, buyers, and economic development groups to discuss supply and demand issues for all berry types, and
  • Discussed with individuals from other countries who are experimenting with the cultivation of cloud berries and lingonberries to see if possible research opportunities exist in the Labrador Straits.


Wild Berry Conference Agenda
Size: 355 KB   Added: Dec 12, 2012
Blueberry Industry Co-operative - Jim Winters
Size: 6.6 MB   Added: Dec 12, 2012
Lingonberry Variety Trials - Oregon State University - Ross Penhallegon
Size: 5.0 MB   Added: Dec 12, 2012
Heritage Research Centre - Doug Robbins
Size: 7.1 MB   Added: Dec 12, 2012
Rodrigues Winery - Lionel Rodrigues
Size: 7.4 MB   Added: Dec 12, 2012
Bakeapple Research Program - Centre de recherche Les Buisson - Kristine Naess
Size: 399 KB   Added: Dec 12, 2012
Health Benefits of Natural Wild berries - Marlenne Wynnk
Size: 8.6 MB   Added: Dec 12, 2012
Research on Wild Berries in Norway - Inger Martinussen
Size: 9.0 MB   Added: Dec 12, 2012
Canadian Wildberry Propagation Strategies - Dr. Samnir Debnath
Size: 751 KB   Added: Dec 12, 2012
Co-operative Enterprise in Newfoundland and Labrador - Glen Fitzpatrick
Size: 101 KB   Added: Dec 12, 2012
Production and Market Development - Department of Natural Resources Government of NL
Size: 3.9 MB   Added: Dec 12, 2012
Presentation Department of Natural Resources, Government of NL
Size: 10.3 MB   Added: Dec 12, 2012
Conference Final Report
Size: 116 KB   Added: Dec 12, 2012


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