PROJECT : Wildberry Industry Development Initiative

Wildberry Industry Development Initiative


Group:Labrador Straits Development Corporation (LSDC)
Added by:Barbara Marshall

The Labrador Straits Development Corporation (LSDC) is working with local industry stakeholders, municipalities and neighboring regionsto advance a wildberry industry in Southern Labrador. In addition to research activities, LSDC has lead a learning tour for local stakeholders to Finland, Norway and Sweden and in the summer of 2011 implemented a harvesting pilot project.


Ongoing research activities are critical to the development of a local  wildberry industry. This includes research on properties of Labrador berries and cultivation techniques and strategies in an effort to increase yields. The LSDC worked with the Department of Natural resources and other partners to develop research initiatives that aim to support the wildberry industry as a new industry in the Labrador Straits and southeastern Labrador.


To assist local planning and governance LSDC established a local working committee and a terms of reference for operations of the wildberry committee. The committee includes the regional economic development coporations of the Labrador Straits and Southeastern Labrador, the Dept of Natural Resources, Provincial department of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development, the Southern Labrador Development Association, and local private enterprise. The committee has solidified the relationship between all stakeholders in an effort to move developments forward.  The aim of all associated research is to develop local knowledge of the resource that can be utilized by private enterprise in primary and secondary processing of local berries.


Request for Proposals to hire Consultant
Size: 47 KB   Added: Dec 13, 2012
Terms of Reference Labrador Wild Berry Study
Size: 47 KB   Added: Dec 11, 2012
Proposal for processing facility for Crowberries - Red Bay
Size: 132 KB   Added: Dec 11, 2012
Partridgeberry Barren Burn Proposal
Size: 385 KB   Added: Dec 11, 2012
Wild Berry Harvesting Pilot Project Final Report
Size: 4.1 MB   Added: Dec 11, 2012
Proposal to funding agencies for the Wild Berry Harvesting Pilot Project
Size: 148 KB   Added: Dec 11, 2012
Correct Harvesting Proceedures
Size: 561 KB   Added: Dec 11, 2012
Wildberry Committee Terms of Reference
Size: 152 KB   Added: Oct 12, 2011
Scandinavian Learning Tour Final Report
Size: 646 KB   Added: Oct 12, 2011
Labrador Wildberry Strategic Development Plan A Strategy To Expand the Capacity of The Wildberry Industry In Southern Labrador
Size: 3.7 MB   Added: Oct 12, 2011



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