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Deere & Company is among World’s Top 50 Most Admired Companies

The Most Admired research reviews a company’s performance on nine criteria, including innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness.

Read more: Deere & Company is among World’s Top 50 Most Admired Companies

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Transitioning to Green in our cities

Over half of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, which is set to rise to two-thirds by 2050 (UN DESA). Poor air quality and its associated health problems are among some of the negative consequences that have been linked to urban development.

Read more: Transitioning to Green in our cities

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HTA | Design revealed for RHS Chelsea industry exhibit “40 Sunbury Road”

The design has been revealed for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show industry showcase exhibit entitled “40 Sunbury Road”.

As featured in The Sun gardening supplement on Saturday, plans are progressing well for the first back garden exhibit at the Great Pavilion at Chelsea.

Read more: HTA | Design revealed for RHS Chelsea industry exhibit “40 Sunbury Road”

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Make Fresh Trade Easier

Trading on fresh produce has always been complicated due to the shelf life, logistics, loss rate, customs clearance, etc. Gfresh.com is a new online platform provides solutions for overseas sellers and Chinese buyers, especially for orders of small volumes.

Read more: Make Fresh Trade Easier

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Origin Green members win big at annual Green Awards

Three verified Origin Green members, namely Flahavan’s, Dairygold and Castletownbere Fisherman’s Co-operative Society, took home a total of six awards at the annual Green Awards this past week.

Read more: Origin Green members win big at annual Green Awards

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Join Us For The IHNSA Trolley Fair Series 2017!

Spring is upon us at last and that can only mean one thing – The IHNSA Trolley Fairs supported by Bord Bia will take place on 7th March and 4th April 2017.

Read more: Join Us For The IHNSA Trolley Fair Series 2017!

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Minister Creed Announces Funding for the 2017 National Reserve

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has recently announced the allocation of funding for the 2017 National Reserve. Minister Creed said, “the National Reserve is a vital resource for providing support to young farmers and new entrants to farming in the crucial years following the establishment of the farm holding”.

Read more: Minister Creed Announces Funding for the 2017 National Reserve

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EPA Celebrates 20 Years in The Glen, Monaghan

Ray Smith, EPA Regional Manager, explained the role played by the EPA’s Monaghan office, part of a network of six EPA offices across the country, “The regional office was officially opened in late 1996 and includes a purpose built laboratory as well as office facilities.

Read more: EPA Celebrates 20 Years in The Glen, Monaghan

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Teagasc 25hr Organic Production Principles Course – waiting list

The on-line waiting list for people interested in attending the Teagasc 25hr Fetac Level 5 ‘Introduction to Organic Farming’ course is now open.

Read more: Teagasc 25hr Organic Production Principles Course – waiting list

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Organic Food Industry on the Rise

The global organic trend keeps increasing and is now valued at 76 billion euros. The German organic sector is the second largest following the U.S.A, generating 8.2 billion euros.

Read more: Organic Food Industry on the Rise

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City of Galway to be launched as European Green Leaf 2017

The City of Galway will be officially launched as European Green Leaf 2017, an environmental designation awarded by the European Commission in “recognition of the city’s commitment to the environment”.

Read more: City of Galway to be launched as European Green Leaf 2017

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New Application for Tracking Invasive Alien Species with Your Smartphone

The JRC has developed a smartphone app that will help citizens to capture and share information about 37 invasive alien species of Union concern in Europe. The 'Invasive Alien Species Europe' app, which contains detailed information and photos of those plants and animals, makes it possible for citizens to use their phones' GPS system and camera to capture images of them.

Read more: New Application for Tracking Invasive Alien Species with Your Smartphone

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Fresh Produce Retail Market Value Growth

The retail grocery market was valued at €10.2m in the year ending period to September 2016 which was a growth of 3% on the previous year. The fresh produce category now makes up 16% of this total grocery spend.

Read more: Fresh Produce Retail Market Value Growth

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Developments in Organic Sector - Seanad Debates

I welcome the opportunity to make a statement to Seanad Éireann on the organic sector, for which I have special responsibility within the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine. For the information of the Members of the House, I propose to give an overview of the organic sector in Ireland, the supports that are available, the market situation and the challenges and potential opportunities that exist.

Read more: Developments in Organic Sector - Seanad Debates

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IOFGA Members Participate at Biofach 2017

Biofach is the largest organic trade show globally and it takes place every year in Germany in February. With almost 2,400 exhibitors showcasing food from all over the world the exhibition halls are packed with a huge variety of organic food. Ireland’s presence at Biofach has grown over the last number of years as Bord Bia host a stand each year with a number of Irish companies featuring.

Read more: IOFGA Members Participate at Biofach 2017

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New Improved Town Park in Balla Opened by Taoiseach and Minister of State Doyle

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, T.D., and Andrew Doyle, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, with responsibility for forestry, opened the new improved ‘NeighbourWood’ at Balla, Co. Mayo, recently (Monday).

Read more: New Improved Town Park in Balla Opened by Taoiseach and Minister of State Doyle