The Berry Know-How Centre
The Berry Know-How Centre belongs to the development company SavoGrow. The main functions are to provide specialist and development services touching berry production. In order to develop the competitiveness of the berry cultivation in this country or in globally, we need to look for ways to develop the role of Finnish berry cultivation all the time. We have big challenges in berry production, such as environmental requirements, which set terms to this activities all the time.
The Berry Know-How Centre is located in Suonenjoki. The place is best known
about berry cultivation, particularly about strawberries. Pohjois-Savo province
in general is significant berry cultivation area in Finland. The berry farms
are professional and efficient. The broad berry production has created also
plenty of knowhow and companies related to this industry.
The tasks and objectivities, The Berry Know-How Centre:
1.) To strengthen the know-how of the berry farmers and to get new people
to become inspired of berry cultivation.
2.) Development of the production environment on the purpose that the production is profitable. The goal is that the berries are produced enough to meet the needs of the berry users, such as food industry.
3.) Implement and develop the experimental farm. The purpose is to create new knowledge and innovations, regarding the environmental considerations at the same time.
4.) Cooperate with different operators in this business to get new knowledge and methods to the use of the berry farmers.
In The Berry Know-How Centre there are implemented the development projects. The services are used among the berry farmers of Finland also outside Pohjois-Savo area.