Category Archives: Agrifood

Feeding optimism

  Richard Halleron analyses the challenges facing the agri-food sector in 2017. Last year was a topsy-turvy one for local agriculture. The spectre of volatility put great pressure on farmgate prices, particularly...

The Food Heartland

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough has now firmly established itself as the Food Heartland of Northern Ireland. It is home to an abundance of passionate producers and quality creators, and during...

A fair Brexit deal

  Agri-Food Strategy Board Chairman Tony O’Neill has raised concerns that the UK’s desire for cheap food could be detrimental to Northern Ireland’s agri-food sector in the context of new trade deals....

Smart agriculture

Teagasc Director, Professor Gerry Boyle discusses the acceleration and expansion of technology in mitigating the challenges facing Ireland’s agri-food sector. Precision agriculture brings together information from field, animal and machinery based sensors,...