Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland

Role
Government Department
Email address
library@dardni.gov.uk
Biography/History

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland was established as a separate government department with the formation of the Northern Ireland Executive in 1999. It was set up to promote economic growth and the development of the countryside in Northern Ireland and to assist the competitive development of the agri-food, fishing and forestry sectors of the NI economy. It is also responsive to the needs of consumers for safe and wholesome food, the welfare of animals and the conservation of the environment. \n\nSee also: <a href="http://www.dardni.gov.uk/index.htm&quot; target="new_window">http://www.dardni.gov.uk/index.htm</a&gt;