Debate Held On Future Agri-Food Strategy Amid Consultation

Stakeholders in Ireland's agri-food sector are set to engage in an 'Open Policy Debate' as a consultation on the sector's future strategy continues.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD has invited some 400 delegates to discuss a range of issues that will be key to the development of the next ten-year strategy for the sector.

Consultation on the action plan was launched during the summer.

Speaking in advance of the event, Minister Creed said it offers a valuable opportunity for stakeholders to come together to consider the many complex challenges and opportunities facing the Irish agri-food sector.

"I am looking forward to hearing what stakeholders have to say particularly what new thinking and ideas can be generated to shape the direction and content of the next Agri-Food Strategy to 2030.

"We need to consider current and emerging challenges, but also the many opportunities that are opening up for the agri-food sector. Over the last 20 years, the sector has benefitted from a series of stakeholder strategies, updated every five years. This approach to strategic planning has ensured a coherent, stakeholder-led vision, which has underpinned the development of the sector. This is evidenced by the 73% increase in the value of agri-food exports since 2009, to almost €14 billion last year. Each successive strategy has attached greater importance to environmental sustainability, which Food Wise correctly identified as being equal and complementary to economic development."


Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

31 January 2020
SF Manifesto 'Double-Hit On Public Sector Workers' - FG
Fine Gael have described Sinn Féin's manifesto as a "double-hit on public sector workers". Making the criticism, Minister of State Patrick O'Donovan said: "For the past ten years, Sinn Féin have proposed cutting the tax relief available on pension contributions from 40% to 20%.
15 May 2014
Strategy For Construction Sector To Focus On Homes And Jobs
The government has launched its new Strategy for the Construction Sector, which it says will provide homes and create jobs.
01 July 2016
Call For Minister To Develop Strategy For Credit Union Sector
The Minister for Finance has been urged to "urgently make good" on a commitment to develop a strategy for the growth and development of the Credit Union sector.
09 October 2009
Public Pay Is 26% Higher Than Private
The Economic and Social Research Institute claims there is a pay gap between workers in the public and private sector approaching 26%. The figures coincide with rumblings from the Government that Public Sector pay will be cut in December's Budget.
29 November 2019
New National LGBTQ+ Inclusion Strategy Launched
A new National Inclusion Strategy for Ireland's LGBTQ+ communities has been launched by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, and the Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton.