FIDC’s Public consultation with Camp on Economic and Business Development Priorities

Following the West consultations in December 2017, New Portfolio holders for Rural Development, the Hon. M. Pollard MLA and the Hon. T. Barkman MLA, and FIDC’s Development Team are hosting workshops on the East to scope community priorities for the future of the Rural Development Strategy (RDS).

The Falkland Islands Development Corporation announces new appointments, strengthening its commitment to the Island’s wool sector, and the development of private commercial enterprises.

FIDC is delighted to report a dynamic start to 2018 with the appointment of a Director of Wool Innovation, to start in this newly-created post towards the end of February, plus the successful local recruitment of an additional Development Officer, joining the team from the beginning of next month.

Rural Energy Partnership Project News

Updated information on the Rural Energy Partnership projects for Harps Farm, Saunders Island Farm and Teal Inlet is now available on our website. The energy savings from each system has been calculated thanks to the close monitoring done in partnership with the stakeholders. A short annual report has been produced for each of the project to highlight their benefits. We are delighted to report that the three systems have performed even better than expected, allowing significant fuel cost savings and demonstrating a great return on investment. For more information, please follow the links below:

Rural energy partnership development scheme: Teal Inlet Project

Rural energy partnership development scheme: Saunders Island Project

Rural energy partnership development scheme: Harps Project


Tuesday 23rd January 2018 from 9.00am to 1.00pm  Chamber of Commerce

An intensive workshop session – which includes a working lunch –  will help you in getting a new product to market, meeting customer’s needs with a profit.

Develop an understanding of branding and business network development.

Create a Marketing Strategy that works for your business.

Places are limited and it’s essential to book now.

For more information and to book on this event contact Gordon Ackroyd at FIDC on 27211 or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



FIDC leads a public consultation into Camp for economic and business development priorities.

Meetings will take place starting in December on the West, to scope the community’s priorities under the Rural Development Strategy (RDS), as the current Action Plan ends and a new 3-year phase begins.

With the new Rural Development portfolio holders, the Hon. Mark Pollard MLA and the Hon. Teslyn Barkman MLA, now in place following the elections, this presents a timely opportunity for them to host the meetings alongside FIDC’s Development team.

2016/17 Annual Report is now available

FIDC today announces the publication of their 2016/17 Annual Report highlighting the Development Corporation’s activities and achievements over the past financial year and the completion of several successful projects over the period.

For more information please visit:

Training programme available to Falklands growers

YOU could make YOUR farm - or garden - part of a programme that will see more and better fresh produce available here. That’s a great business opportunity, with huge social benefits.

Fresh for the Future Report – a range of opportunities to grow fruits and vegs in the Falklands

What are the prospects for growing more fresh fruit and vegetables here, for the local market? Can we all be happier and healthier, with more fresh produce variety at our shops, in the gardens and on our plates?  Are there new or improved business opportunities in horticulture, for anyone to join in?

About the FIDC

FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies.

To help drive sustainable economic growth and assist in the creation of new jobs and opportunities, FIDC provides various forms of support and assistance to the Falkland’s business community.