Beneficial to Members

Local Government sites

    Local Government Sites

    • Consumer Council NI

      The Consumer Council is an independent consumer organisation, working to bring about change to benefit Northern Ireland’s consumers. Our aim is to make the consumer voice heard and make it count.


    • Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

      The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) aims to promote sustainable economic growth and the development of the countryside in Northern Ireland. The Department assists the competitive development of the agri-food, fishing and forestry sectors of the Northern Ireland economy, having regard for the need of the consumers, the welfare of animals and the conservation and enhancement of the environment.


    • Find Good Local Food

      Find Good Food is a comprehensive guide to all that is great about the South East area of Northern Ireland.


    • Invest NI Buy NI Food

      Want fresh food and drink ideas? At Invest NI, our specialist team can offer personal guidance on thousands of products from over 300 suppliers in Northern Ireland and can assist with introductions, sampling, menu development and much more. Our Food Sector Marketing Advisors, help you bring more choice, quality and flavour to the table


    • Invest Northern Ireland

      Invest NI offers the Northern Ireland business community a single organisation providing high-quality services, programmes, support and expert advice.


Local Science & Health

Local Science & Health

  • Institute of Food Science & Technology

    IFST is the leading independent qualifying body for food professionals in Europe and the only professional body in the UK concerned with all aspects of food science and technology . Founded in 1964 we were established to advance the science of ‘food science and technology’, its education and application, for the benefit, safety and health of the public.


NIFDA members links

NIFDA Members

NI Executive Response to Going for Growth Report

The Executive agreed its response to Going for Growth on 26 June, where it was decided that the detail of the associated Action Plan should be refreshed prior to its publication. Today’s announcement is the publication of the Executive’s Response and the Action Plan. In Going for Growth, the AFSB set the industry’s ambitious and challenging growth targets for the period to 2020 including the creation of 15,000 new jobs, an increase in value added to £1billion and growing sales by 60% to over £7billion. The Board also made wide-ranging recommendations for actions by both Government and Industry in support of its strategic vision to ‘grow a sustainable, profitable and integrated Agri-food supply chain, focussed on delivering the needs of the market’.


NIFDA Appetite for Growth Conference 230915

Presentations from a successful Appetite for Growth Conference held in Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre on 23 September 2015, can be found here.


Northern Ireland Grain Trade

Northern Ireland Grain Trade The Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association was founded in 1966 and represents traders, manufacturers, processors, distributors, brokers and service providers who are involved in the Northern Ireland agricultural supply trade.


Northern Ireland Meat Explorers’ Association

The Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association includes in its membership the major beef and lamb EC approved slaughtering and cutting companies in Northern Ireland. The Association is a single contact point for all member companies and can direct enquirers with specific needs to specific companies.


Supporting Organisation

Supporting Organisation

Dairy Council for Northern Ireland

The Dairy Council is responsible for the generic advertising and promotion of milk and dairy products in Northern Ireland. Its primary function is to communicate factual information to allow individuals to make informed choices about which dairy products they consume and to inform them of the benefits of including dairy products in a balanced diet. In doing this the Dairy Council uses a wide range of media, including television, radio, press, magazine, posters and the internet. Advertising is complemented by public relations and promotional activities, designed to communicate with specific target groups. From the farm to the fridge, the Dairy Council acts on behalf of the entire dairy industry, advertising and promoting the natural goodness and quality of Northern Ireland milk and dairy products.


Federation of the Retail Licensed Trade Northern Ireland

The Federation of the Retail Licensed Trade (FRLT) is the trade association for Northern Ireland’s licensees – pubs, bars, hotels, restaurants and off-licences.


Food and Drink Training Council NI

The FDTC is the recognized Industry Training Organization for food manufacturing. We have representation from trade associations, food manufacturers, trade unions, and education and training providers. Our focus is the development of people employed or intending to be employed within Northern Ireland’s Food & Drink Industry.


Livestock Meat Commission

LMC will serve the Northern Ireland Beef and Sheepmeat Industry and will do this with independence, transparency and integrity.


Northern Ireland Food Chain Certification

NIFCC is a UKAS accredited certification body established by the Northern Ireland agri-food industry as a non-profit making service provider to the industry


Northern Ireland Good Food is in our Nature

In Northern Ireland, our food and drink tastes just as nature intended. Lush pastureland, mild tradewinds, and producers who work to some of the highest standards in the world – they all add up to superior food and drink. It really is something to write home about, and that’s what Northern Ireland, Good Food is in our Nature, is all about.


Northern Ireland Hotels Federation

The hotel industry has had a collective body since 1922. The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation is a not-for-profit limited company representing the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland; it’s main roles are identifying and reviewing issues affecting the hospitality industry and lobbying governments and the NI Assembly on the economic and employment opportunities of tourism. Developing services for the benefit of the industry, the Federation actively works in partnership with others to create the right conditions for tourism.


Open Farm Weekend

Open Farm Weekend Northern Ireland 15-16 June 2013


Ulster Farmers’ Union

The UFU takes a close interest in rural affairs and services, and works with politicians both in the U.K. and Internationally, and other groups and organisations to advance rural interests. It has particularly close links with consumer groups, countryside and wildlife bodies, animals welfare organisations and academics.