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IOA have in the past few years submitted several prebudget submissions to the government. The aim of these submissions is to highlight to the government the need to allocate sufficient resources to the organic sector in order to ensure that it can develop to meet the domestic demand for organic products.
In an era when conventional farming is pressurised from all angles with farmers making record low prices organic farmers are finding that their products are still making premium prices and the demand for Irish organic products continues to rise. IOA feels that government spending should be allocated to reflect this and more conventional farmers should be encouraged to seriously consider converting to organic production in an attempt to reduce our need to import organic products to meet demand.