IOA welcomes the launch by Minister Coveney of the Food Harvest 2020 Milestones for Growth. Minister Coveney emphasised his “wholehearted commitment to building on this good start and to making sure that the ambitious smart green growth vision in Food Harvest 2020 is realised”. Last year there was a 11% upturn in agri food exports. Organic food exports from Ireland contributed to this mainly in the seafood and beef sectors.
“We are delighted that Minister Coveney is highlighting Ireland’s green credentials as one of the major objectives in developing the agricultural sector in Ireland” said Dr. Sinead Neiland, Chairperson of IOFGA. “We are also optimistic that it shows higher commitment to the development of the organic sector here. Sales for organic produce are increasing both at home and abroad this is extremely encouraging and illustrates that we need more Irish organic products to meet market demands. Organic food is the ultimate “green sustainable food” and Irish organic products are in demand globally. This is an excellent opportunity for the organic sector to shine and we look forward to working with the Minister to achieve this”.
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