Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster (R) and Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill (L) are pictured with Mr Tony O'Neill, who was recently appointed to the position of Chair to the Agri-food Strategy Board.
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment is working with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to establish an Agri-Food Strategy Board (AFSB). Its role will be to develop and implement a strategic plan for the agri-food sector as set out in the draft Programme for Government. The work of the AFSB will be instrumental in helping to shape the future of the agri-food sector and work is currently under way to appoint the other members of the Board. The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 20th March 2012. Application packs are available from the Invest NI and DARD websites: www.investni.com/work_with_us or www.dardni.gov.uk/food-strategy-board.