EU funding of €500,000 has been approved for Bord Bia to promote fresh fruit and vegetables for the next three years. This additional funding brings to €1m, the total amount to be spent on such produce, until 2018.
More than €4.5 million has been invested in a new Innovation Centre for Grassland and Dairying at the Teagasc campus in Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork. The Paddy O'Keeffe Innovation Centre has been praised as a fitting tribute to a 'legend of Irish agriculture' who dedicated his life to improving the sector.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has announced that a letter of comfort has now been received in relation to Ireland's Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020.
The first trans-Atlantic mapping survey is set to take place later this year under the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance. The survey will deliver important information from the sea floor, which is vital to the sustainable management of the Atlantic, as well as to important industries such as fisheries, aquaculture and tourism.
The EU must seek an ambitious and mutually beneficial deal with the US on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that would preserve the European agriculture model, safeguard the EU's food safety standards and protect EU quality products on the US market, the EU agriculture committee has stated.
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