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Articles Tagged ‘agri-food’

€500,000 approved for fruit & veg promotion

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.

11 companies selected for FoodService Academy

 

Sustainably grown seaweed, whiskey flavoured popcorn and Cork’s finest gluten-free fresh chilli sauce are just some of the innovative products selected to join this year’s FoodService Academy.

A Very Dairy Christmas – Clodagh McKenna's new Christmas recipe campaign

 

The National Dairy Council is delighted to announce that it is launching a special Christmas campaign with Irish Chef Clodagh Mckenna. Clodagh has created eight delicious festive recipes using the best of Irish produce, a range of indulgent treats to cook for friends and family this Christmas.

Action needed by European commission on unfair trading practices

 

Chairing a meeting of the COPA working party on the food chain in Brussels this week, IFA President Joe Healy said that last week’s vote in the European parliament adopting a report calling for more action to tackle Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) in the food supply chain was welcomed by all member state farmer representatives.

Agri sector accounts for 8.4% total employment

 

The agriculture sector accounted for 8.4 per cent of total employment in 2014, according to the Annual Review and Outlook for Agriculture Food & the Marine 2014/2015, which was published today (Tuesday, June 23).

ASA Banquet and Conference 2016

 

The Agricultural Science Association (ASA) will hold their 74th annual conference in the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny, September 8 and 9.

Bloom attendance over 90,000

Bloom 2015

 

More than 94,000 people attended Bord Bia's Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, over the June bank holiday weekend.

Bord Bia appoints new CEO

Tara McCarthy has been appointed chief executive of Bord Bia. Ms McCarthy will succeed current chief executive, Aidan Cotter, who will retire in January 2017.

Bord Bia salutes success of Irish cheesemakers

 

Bord Bia, the Irish food board, has saluted the success of The Little Milk Company and Cashel Farmhouse Cheese in taking top honours at France’s premier cheese and dairy products event, the 'Salon du Fromage' in Paris.

Bord Bia targets international markets at SIAL

 

Bord Bia and a record 27 Irish food exporters are attending SIAL in Paris with a view to developing new business opportunities and maintaining existing trading relationships at the biggest food fair in the world this year.

Call for National Food Strategy at agri-food conference

 

Senior members of the agri-food industry in Ireland have been urged to consider the development of a ‘National Food Strategy’, and to avoid complacency when it comes to meeting ongoing challenges in the sector.