Agri Food

Horticulture report outlines intense pressure on domestic producers

Horticulture report outlines intense pressure on domestic producers

A new horticulture report launched by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) this week (March 2022), has detailed how trends in...

March 23, 2022

Grants offered to agri-food companies to expand in Africa

Grants offered to agri-food companies to expand in Africa

Grants of up to €250,000 are being offered to Irish agri-food companies to develop new markets in Africa. The Africa...

March 21, 2022

Agri-food imports to Europe ‘mainly complementary’ report finds

Agri-food imports to Europe ‘mainly complementary’ report finds

A recent study published by the European Commission that looked at the impact of agri-food imports on agricultural production in...

January 21, 2022

€185m food-promotion scheme to focus on organics and sustainable ag

€185m food-promotion scheme to focus on organics and sustainable ag

The promotion of organic products, fruit and vegetables and sustainable agriculture will be the focus of the European Commission’s agri-food...

January 20, 2022

EU agri-food trade reaches almost €240bn in 2021

EU agri-food trade reaches almost €240bn in 2021

The latest figures on the EU agri-food trade show an increase of 6.1% reaching €239.5 billion worth of total exports...

January 5, 2022

Agri-food promotion policy must be ‘fair and inclusive’

Agri-food promotion policy must be ‘fair and inclusive’

The future of the EU’s Agri-food Promotion Policy is currently the focus of a major review to ensure that such...

July 14, 2021

Slow start sees Q1 EU agri-food trade down slightly on same period in 2020

Slow start sees Q1 EU agri-food trade down slightly on same period in 2020

A slow start to the beginning of the year saw EU agri-food trade in January-March 2021 (exports plus imports) reach...

June 25, 2021

Heydon outlines importance of agri-food R&D at high-level EU event

Heydon outlines importance of agri-food R&D at high-level EU event

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) with responsibility for research and development, Martin...

February 9, 2021

Heydon announces €1m for Irish researchers towards agri-food research

Heydon announces €1m for Irish researchers towards agri-food research

The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Martin Heydon, today (Monday, February 1)...

February 1, 2021

‘Support, certainty and structure’ needed for agri-food sector – Lowry

‘Support, certainty and structure’ needed for agri-food sector – Lowry

A Tipperary TD is calling on the government to support the agri-food sector and its suppliers who are facing Brexit....

November 13, 2020

‘Incredible appetite among consumers for produce delivery’

‘Incredible appetite among consumers for produce delivery’

There is an incredible appetite among consumers for getting quality produce delivered to their door and this opening for direct...

September 26, 2020

Creed ‘leads pan-European push’ for [agri] response to Covid-19

Creed ‘leads pan-European push’ for [agri] response to Covid-19

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, said that he has “succeeded in garnering the support of...

April 18, 2020

What does the future hold for NI agri-food graduates?

What does the future hold for NI agri-food graduates?

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots told students at CAFRE’s annual agri-food careers event that the sector needs to retain...

March 8, 2020

Trends and changing markets – ‘a threat and opportunity’ for food businesses

Trends and changing markets – ‘a threat and opportunity’ for food businesses

Food businesses are not built in isolation – they rely on multiple routes to market and are impacted by a...

September 13, 2019

66% of Irish food and agri-businesses have ‘no plans to sell online’

66% of Irish food and agri-businesses have ‘no plans to sell online’

Digital development within the agri-food sector is becoming big business and while online sales in Ireland have increased by 16.1%...

September 12, 2019

‘Brexit among indicators putting agri-businesses under pressure’ – IFAC

‘Brexit among indicators putting agri-businesses under pressure’ – IFAC

From Brexit to climate change, trade deals and changing consumer behaviour, Irish food and agri-business owners have much to contend...

September 11, 2019

‘We need to try and find solutions together as opposed to tearing ourselves apart’

‘We need to try and find solutions together as opposed to tearing ourselves apart’

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney has called for an end to “the standoff” between beef...

September 10, 2019

‘Supports in place but avoiding no-deal Brexit is a priority’ – Minister Creed

‘Supports in place but avoiding no-deal Brexit is a priority’ – Minister Creed

The supports that are now in place to support the agri-food sector in its preparation to address the challenges posed...

July 22, 2019