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The Falkland Islands continues to support the development of new processes and products to add value to agricultural production. Efforts continue to encourage the diversification of  the Camp (countryside) economy away from a dependence solely on wool incomes and into additional activities such as meat production. The Islands have been pursuing genetic and pasture improvement programmes since the early 1990s in order to develop and support dual purpose (wool and meat) sheep breeds, to reduce wool fibre diameter (micron) and to increase productivity through increasing reproductive rates and decreasing mortality. The Islands are now exporting lamb across the world and supply the domestic market with beef products. Overall agricultural output increased by 50% in 2011 alone.

A new Rural Development Strategy has been agreed to add value to agricultural production, encourage greater production of fruit, vegetables and meat, to build stronger communities in rural areas and therefore improve the sustainability of rural communities in the Falkland Islands.

For a copy of the Rural Development Strategy, please visit our Downloads Page or for more information, please visit the page for the Rural Development Strategy.