10/11/2015

Ireland Aims To Become World Leader In Sustainable Food Production

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has said that Ireland has ambitions for Ireland to be a global leader in sustainable food production.

The Minister was speaking at the Global Sustainability Forum in Dublin's Convention Centre on Tuesday morning.

The Sustainability Forum, hosted by Bord Bia in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI), brings together some of the world's leading sustainability experts, together with policy makers and senior food industry representatives, to discuss sustainable food production.

"I want to congratulate Bord Bia for their foresight in bringing together leading experts and influencers to address one of the greatest challenges facing us today: how to feed the world, while protecting the planet", Minister Coveney said.

"I am confident that the lessons and collaborative approach from this Forum will help to inform future policy decisions by Governments; as well as the practical choices faced by farmers and food businesses of all sizes, from artisan producers to multi-national businesses".

(MH/CD)

Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

12 March 2024
Communities Minister Must Prioritise Anti-Poverty Measures
The Alliance Party has criticised Communities Minister, Gordon Lyons, for "not prioritising anti-poverty measures". MLA Kellie Armstrong said the Minister's inaction was "disappointing" in light of a new report showing that one in five children in NI are living in relative poverty.
12 March 2024
Economy Minister To Promote NI In New York And Washington
Economy Minister, Conor Murphy, will highlight the benefits of Northern Ireland's business and economic opportunities during an official visit to New York and Washington DC.
04 June 2019
Govt Launches Food Safety Information Campaign
Ahead of the inaugural World Food Safety Day on Friday 07 June, the government has launched a food safety information campaign. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed, T.D. and the Minister for Health Simon Harris, T.D.