Irish agri-food and drink exports exceeded EUR11bn (US$11.7bn) for the first time in 2016, although the UK's vote for Brexit cut the value of trade by a potential EUR570m, according to latest figures released by Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board.
Ireland’s minister for agriculture, food and the marine today called for a coordinated approach following the UK’s vote to leave the EU.
The UK's departure from the EU "represents a significant challenge" to Ireland's agri-food industry, Bord Bia, the government agency that promotes the industry domestically and abroad, said this afternoon (24 June).
Ireland's food and drink exporters are to see a "mixed" year in 2016, Bord Bia, the government agency that promotes the industry domestically and abroad.
Irish trade mission Bord Bia is reportedly looking at establishing an office in Vietnam to boost dairy exports, following the lifting of EU milk quotas.
Markets outside the EU are driving the growth in Ireland's food and drink exports, according to data released today (14 January).
Dairy led the headlines in our sector this week. Danone is to sue Fonterra over last year's botulism contamination saga, French dairy giant Lactalis has entered India with the acquisition of local firm Tirumala Milk Products and Saputo has told Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory's investors its offer for the Australian dairy processor is final.
Irish food and drink exports are set to hit a record EUR10bn (US$13bn) according to new figures released by Bord Bia.
Ireland's food export agency Bord Bia has revealed plans to open an office in Dubai in a bid to support the doubling of exports to the Middle East.
Confectionery and food giant Mars Inc has said the chocolate industry will be "under pressure" by 2020 if the issue of depleting cocoa supplies is not addressed.
The global food industry faces "deadly serious challenges" with food production and security, Ireland's Minister for Agriculture, Food & The Marine, Simon Coveney has said.
Three Irish food companies are set to create a combined 134 jobs over the next three years.
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has called on the country's food and drink companies to "enhance" the sustainability of their supply chain.
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