25May2017

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Agriculture

Creed Hosts All-Island Civic Dialogue for the Agri-Food Sector - Minister of State Doyle engages with horticulture and forestry sectors

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD and Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD recently hosted All-Island civic dialogue to discuss the implications of Brexit for the agri-food sector.

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    Protecting Ireland’s Pollinators

    ‘Globally, bees are the most important pollinators because they visit flowers to collect pollen for their larvae, as well as feeding exclusively on the nectar of flowers as adults. Hence, the entire life-cycle of bees is dependent on interactions with flowering plants’, All Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015 -2020.

    Read more: Protecting Ireland’s Pollinators

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      10 Reasons To Visit GLAS 2016 On Thursday 21st July

      1. Meet ALL the leading growers and nurseries
      Compare stock, pricing and business terms, all under one roof: an unbeatable opportunity in one day to catch up with your current suppliers and meet new ones too.

      Read more: 10 Reasons To Visit GLAS 2016 On Thursday 21st July

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        Creed Addresses First Meeting of Brexit Consultative Committee

        The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, recently welcomed the constructive input of stakeholders and agencies in assessing the challenges ahead for the Irish agri-food and fisheries sector following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

        Read more: Creed Addresses First Meeting of Brexit Consultative Committee

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          Cross-border Agri-Food Cluster Programme

          Are you thinking about growing your Food/Drinks business or have you thought about the cross border market potential?

          PLATO EBR aims to strategically assist Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) for competitive growth in a crossborder capacity across the East Border Region.

          Read more: Cross-border Agri-Food Cluster Programme

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            Statement on Result of the UK EU Referendum by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed T.D.

            The result of the UK EU referendum has the potential to give rise to significant challenges for the Irish agri-food sector, and I am keenly aware of the concerns of those working in the sector about the UK exit decision.

            Read more: Statement on Result of the UK EU Referendum by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

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              Big Businesses and Little Start Ups

              The food and beverage industry craves innovation. Every category analysis talks about the need for new products. Yet we know for many food conglomerates innovation often means brand extensions or new packaging concepts and Cadbury and Heinz could be well recognised in this space.

              Read more: Big Businesses and Little Start Ups

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                Free From Expo - Amsterdam

                Bord Bia and 7 Irish companies exhibited at the 4th edition of the Free From Food Expo, held in Amsterdam’s RAI on the 9-10th June. The Expo is the only B2B free-from trading and networking platform in Europe.

                Read more: Free From Expo - Amsterdam

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                  The Circular Economy – One Person’s Waste is Another’s Opportunity

                  With a finite, or more accurately, diminishing, amount of land, water and non-renewables resources available on the planet, the earth's ability to feed the estimated additional 2.5 billion people that will occupy it by 2050 is under severe and unprecedented pressure.

                  Read more: The Circular Economy – One Person’s Waste is Another’s Opportunity

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                    Creating Brand Love through Social

                    Recent figures for Ireland show there is €49m euro a year spent on social advertising, 2.5m Irish Facebook users, and of which 30% fancy a social media holiday… with that in mind, Brand Love should be a big concern for brand owners, consider it a Tinder for brands, where consumers hold the power to swipe left or right—depending on how you choose to engage with them.

                    Read more: Creating Brand Love through Social

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                      International Grower of the Year Awards Entry Deadline Next Month

                      The deadline to enter the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY) 2017 is fast approaching.

                      These awards are a valuable opportunity for ornamentals growers of cut flowers, young plants and finished plants and trees.

                      Read more: International Grower of the Year Awards Entry Deadline Next Month

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                        Food gifting on the rise in the US

                        Food gifting in the US market has been on the rise over the past few years with the market looking to reach $18 billion by the end of 2016. This represents a 3.5% increase from last year. When looking at the US food gifting market it is clear that it is divided by consumer and corporate sales.

                        Read more: Food gifting on the rise in the US

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                          Just Over One Week To Go Until GLAS 2016

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                          GLAS 2016 takes over the CityWest Convention centre for Ireland’s largest horticulture trade show. With the 21st July fast approaching organisers say preparation is well underway to ensure that this year surpasses last years event and offers visitors the best opportunity to connect and network with industry leaders and colleagues. This year will see visitors able to earn IASIS CPE Credits, which the show organisers say is an additional incentive for people to attend.

                          Read more: Just Over One Week To Go Until GLAS 2016

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