COVER STORY - Exporting for growth

Bord Bia Chief Executive, Aidan Cotter, talks to Owen McQuade about the impressive export performance of the food and beverage sector in recent times and looks to the challenges facing the sector into the future. ...[full story]

Round Table Discussion: Safe and healthy food

The Food Standards Agency hosted a round table discussion on the importance of safe and healthy food in the hospitality sector and the impact of the Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink....[full story]

Minister Coveney: A job well done in a challenging portfolio

As we look ahead to the general election later in the spring, Richard Halleron reflects on Simon Coveney’s time as Minister for Agriculture....[full story]

Making a difference

The Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Michelle O’Neill MLA speaks to Owen McQuade about her time in office and the challenges facing Northern Ireland’s agricultural industry....[full story]

Dairy sector suffering from strong sterling

The strength of sterling is making the export of Northern Ireland’s dairy produce difficult, according to Lakeland Dairies CEO, Michael Hanley....[full story]

Clyde Shanks outlines the importance of a responsive planning system for the agri food sector

2015 has seen continued efforts to enhance industry and government communication and efforts to place Northern Ireland on a growth footing across its Agrifood supply chain. ...[full story]

Are you ready for the revolution?

eir Business NI’s Matt McCloskey claims Northern Ireland firms could prosper from the coming Agtech Revolution....[full story]

Where now for CAP reform?

A mid-term review of the Common ßAgriculture Policy is looking less and less likely....[full story]

Appetite is strong for Year of Food and Drink

Tourism NI Chief Executive John McGrillen outlines the aims and objectives for Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink initiative....[full story]

The Food Heartland of Northern Ireland

Ready for 2016 NßI Year of Food and Drink – Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council....[full story]


Forward contracts have a role to play within agriculture

Long-term supply agreements could help mitigate the agri-industry’s market volatility problems....[full story]

Food companies must put a greater emphasis on traceability

UCD’s Professor Patrick Wall warns that the food chain is only as secure as its weakest link....[full story]

Who's who

An overview of some of the key players in the agri-food industry on the island of Ireland....[full story]

Energising the food & agribusiness sector

Arthur Cox’s Food & Agribusiness Group, explains why technological advances will be vital to the future of Ireland’s food & agribusiness sector....[full story]

Getting better as well as bigger

The Irish Association joins Ireland’s agri-food strategy debate....[full story]

Beef market in crisis?

Irish beef prices are set to come under pressure in the second half of 2016...[full story]

Managing risk

RSA’s Managing Director Gavin Mitchell talks to Owen McQuade about the company’s role in the Northern Ireland insurance market and the challenges facing insurance providers globally....[full story]

New Rural Development Programme gets Brussels’ approval

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill hopes the new Rural Development Programme will put the wind back in the sails of the farming sector....[full story]

A vision for success: Food Wise 2025

A look at Food Wise 2025, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s plan to grow the Irish agricultural economy over the next decade...[full story]

Commitment to science: A key driver of Alltech’s success

Kevin Tuck, Alltech’s Managing Director for Ireland outlines the company’s long established commitment to research and development....[full story]

Tesco: The gateway to growth for Northern Irish food and drinks products

With a spend of over £500 million on local produce per annum, it is clear that supermarket giant Tesco puts local produce first and places local producers at the heart of its operation....[full story]

Capitalising on the export market

Corporate law firm William Fry offers its guidance on how companies can best take advantage of opportunities in the export market...[full story]

Glanbia looking forward to a green future

Glanbia’s Martin Tynan talks about the challenge of meeting the Bord Bia Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme....[full story]

New Agri-Food Quest Competence Centre to focus on research

The Agri-Food Quest Competence Centre’s (AFQCC) Manager, Stephane Durande explains how the centre will help drive interaction between researchers, industry and the public sector....[full story]

Agriculture & Food conference

The annual Northern Ireland Agriculture & Food conference took place in December at the Dunadry Hotel....[full story]

Difficult year for agriculture in Northern Ireland

Speaking at the Northern Ireland agri-food conference in December, the former President of the Ulster Farmers Union, Harry Sinclair told delegates that 2015 was a tough year for the agricultural sector in Northern Ireland....[full story]

Health and safety on farms

Figures released by the Republic of Ireland’s HSA and Northern Ireland’s HSENI show that more needs to be done across the island to tackle farm related deaths....[full story]

Rebuilding trust in the agri-food sector

Richard Halleron attended the inaugural meeting of the Supply Chain Forum where the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill called for better cooperation to tackle the challenges facing the agri-food industry....[full story]

Decentralising DARD

A look at the progress of the Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s decentralisation process announced in 2011....[full story]

Marketing campaign for potatoes launched

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD has launched a new €1 million marketing campaign to boost potato consumption among Irish consumers....[full story]

New Chair of the Livestock and Meat Commission appointed

Gerard McGivern will Chair the commission until November 2018....[full story]

Profit from productivity

Teagasc’s Professor Gerry Boyle talks to Owen McQuade about the importance of productivity in driving the profitability of the agriculture sector and how that approach is applied to improving Ireland’s pastures....[full story]

Brexit would be bad for business

Leading figures in the agriculture industry discuss the implications of a Brexit for agri-food sectors....[full story]

Prioritising R&D: a key driver for growth

Seamus Kennedy looks at the importance of research and development in meeting the ambitious growth targets for Northern Ireland’s agri food industry....[full story]

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