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Proposed Third-Level Course in Organic Horticulture

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“I welcome the plans by UCC to develop an outreach third-level programme in Organic-Horticultural Crop Production on an estate in West Cork.  The proposed MSc in Organic Horticultural Corp Production is expected to be accredited and supported by UCC through the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences. I visited the Liss Ard Estate in the Skibbereen area of West Cork where plans to develop a third level horticulture college are at an advanced stage.  The course is a positive step towards providing the levels of expertise to develop the organic horticulture sector in Ireland to its full potential."

”The proposed course is scheduled to commence in September, 2012.  Initially, an annual intake of 15 students is envisaged.  It will help to improve the knowledge base of the sector and to promote best practice.  “I commend community leaders in West Cork for the initiative they have shown in promoting this innovative development. “

Source: Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine - Proposed Third-Level Course in Organic Horticulture