Taking our place at the table of world leadership

Ireland is well positioned to be the world leader in sustainable agri-food production, according to Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

3rd July, 2016
Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

The agri-food sector is Ireland’s largest indigenous industry, contributing €26 billion in turnover and 7.6 per cent of GDP. In 2015, the sector accounted for around 8.4 per cent of total employment, making a particularly significant contribution to employment in rural and coastal areas.

Last year, the value of Irish food and drink exports increased by 3.4 per cent to reach €10.8 billion, according to Bord Bia; representing growth of over 50 per cent since 2009....

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