23,000 New Jobs To Be Created In Agri Food Sector

23,000 new jobs are expected to created in the agri food sector by 2025.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD, announced plans for a new 10-year strategy named Food Wise 2025.

Food Wise 2025 was officially launched by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD.

Minister Coveney said: "Ireland's agri-food industry is on a sustainable journey, one that is connecting local communities across the island to vast and diverse food markets around the globe.

"Food Wise 2025 sets out a vision for the industry to continue along this path of sustainable growth and recognises the strategic importance of specific market and consumer insights if emerging global opportunities are to be fully realised in the decade ahead."

Food Wise 2025 predicts that over the next decade, Ireland can:

• Increase the value of agri food exports by 85% to €19bn

• Increase value added to the sector by 70% to €13bn

• Increase the value of primary production by 65% to €10bn.

This should deliver a further 23,000 jobs in the agri food sector by 2025.


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