18October2021

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Department of Agriculture, Food, and Marine

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.

Read more: Creed Hosts All-Island Civic Dialogue for the Agri-Food Sector - Minister of State Doyle engages...

BordBia

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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Packaged Paleo

The paleo diet at its essence encourages people to eat like our Palaeolithic ancestors. This allows for meat, fish, fresh produce, eggs, nuts and seeds; but no cereals, pulses, dairy, potatoes, refined sugar, salt, refined vegetables oils or any processed foods.

Read more: Packaged Paleo

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AIPH Invites Growers Worldwide to Enter the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2017

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) invites ornamentals growers from all around the world to enter the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY) 2017.

Brought to you by AIPH in partnership with Founding Partner, FloraCulture International (FCI), the awards have been championing outstanding achievement in the sector since 2010.

Read more: AIPH Invites Growers Worldwide to Enter the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2017

BordBia

Staying Relevant Through Digital Usage

The growth of digital marketing in recent years is far too large to be ignored as it opens such a variety of new possibilities for companies to reach consumers. Recently at DMX, Ireland’s largest Digital Marketing event, various brand owners from both Ireland and abroad spoke about their digital experience and how companies can best optimise digital platforms to enhance and grow their brands.

Read more: Staying Relevant Through Digital Usage

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New Research on Managing Organic Fertilisers

Recent research from the Teagasc Agricultural Catchments Programme found that there was little evidence of livestock slurry in streams following the end of the ‘closed period’ for slurry spreading. This means that farmers either weren’t spreading slurry at this time, or were spreading it on the parts of their farms where it was less likely to be washed off.

Read more: New Research on Managing Organic Fertilisers

BordBia

UK Discount Sector Will Deliver Biggest Channel Gain by 2020

UK discounters continue to strengthen their offering and develop their business models resulting in new shoppers every week. According to IGD (Institute of Grocery Distribution) “the discount channel will deliver the biggest cash gain of any channel in the UK by 2020”.

Read more: UK Discount Sector Will Deliver Biggest Channel Gain by 2020

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The Future of Gastronomy: 7 Foodservice Trends for 2025

This week the annual Internorga, Europe’s leading trade fair for hotels, restaurants and catering takes place in Hamburg. To celebrate its 90th anniversary, Internorga commissioned the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI), an independent Swiss research institution, to analyse future trends for the foodservice industry:

Read more: The Future of Gastronomy: 7 Foodservice Trends for 2025

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Ireland’s Food Entrepreneurs Sought for Development Programme

Are you a budding food entrepreneur? Do you have a big idea for a food business? Could you create a successful and scalable global food business?

Food Works, an intensive business development and accelerator programme designed for food and drink start-ups, could be the ideal opportunity for you.

Read more: Ireland’s Food Entrepreneurs Sought for Development Programme

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Reminder that the Organic Farming Scheme Second Tranche is Now Open

The second tranche of the Organic Farming Scheme has been launched by Minister Tom Hayes. It opened on December 2nd and will close atmidnight on December 31st. As the Organic Farming Scheme is an online application all applicants must be registered with the Department on www.agfood.ie before applying.

Read more: Reminder that the Organic Farming Scheme Second Tranche is Now Open

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Doyle Announces Capital Investment Approvals of €5.4m Issued to Horticulture Sector

The Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Andrew Doyle T.D. recently announced that €5.4 million in funding has been awarded to successful projects under the 2016 Scheme of Investment Aid for the Development of the Commercial Horticulture Sector.

Read more: Doyle Announces Capital Investment Approvals of €5.4m Issued to Horticulture Sector

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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

BordBia

Bord Bia's Insight Study - Breakfast Occasion

Bord Bia’s latest Insight report into the Breakfast occasion in Ireland and the UK reveals provides an in-depth view of the who, what, where and why of the behaviours, attitudes around our breakfast habits.

Read more: Bord Bia's Insight Study - Breakfast Occasion

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Candidates for the IOFGA Board of Directors

IOFGA requires 3 new Directors for the Board, the categories are; 2 members with a grower licence and 1 other, the ‘other’ category may be a farmer, grower or associate licence holder.

Read more: Candidates for the IOFGA Board of Directors

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Hot Topic – The Future of Women - Bord Bia

As part of our Consumer Lifestyle Trends programme, Bord Bia and the Futures Company have teamed up to bring you a series of “Hot Topics” throughout 2016.

Read more: Hot Topic – The Future of Women - Bord Bia

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Organic Trust News - Organic Farming for the Future.

Washington State University researchers have concluded that feeding a growing global population with sustainability goals in mind is possible. Their review of hundreds of published studies provides evidence that organic farming can produce sufficient yields, be profitable for farmers, protect and improve the environment and be safer for farm workers.

Read more: Organic Trust News - Organic Farming for the Future.

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Food With A Conscience

In September 2014, Silo, the UK’s first ‘zero waste’ restaurant opened in Brighton. Founder and Head Chef Douglas McMaster claims that the production of waste has been eliminated by trading directly with farmers, by using re-usable delivery vessels and by choosing local, in season, ingredients.

Read more: Food With A Conscience

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Salmonella Scare – Australian Pre-Packed Salads Recalled

In Ireland, one would generally only link salmonella to raw meats and poultry, foods containing raw or undercooked eggs and unpasteurised dairy products. In warmer climates, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere the temperature danger zone which can affect other foods is more commonplace.

Read more: Salmonella Scare – Australian Pre-Packed Salads Recalled

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In 2016 We Can Deliver the Global Potential of our Food and Drink Industry - Foster and McGuinness

First Minister, Arlene Foster MLA and the deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA today said they are more determined than ever to support and grow the food and drink industry in 2016.

The Ministers attended an event in the Ulster Hall showcasing a range of local produce as the opener for the Year of Food and Drink 2016.

Read more: In 2016 We Can Deliver the Global Potential of our Food and Drink Industry - Foster and McGuinness

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Vegetable Growers Have Little to Cheer About - Independent.ie

Below cost selling of vegetables is a huge issue for the horticulture sector

There is a big focus on food in this year's Christmas advertising with all sorts of products competing to make it onto our tables for the all-important Christmas dinner.

Read more: Vegetable Growers Have Little to Cheer About - Independent.ie

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