7.2.1 Food Wise 2025

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​​​​​7.2.1 Food Wise 2025

Food Wise 2025 sets out a ten year plan for the agri-food sector.  It underlines the sector’s unique and special position within the Irish economy, and it illustrates the potential which exists for this sector to grow even further.

Food Wise 2025 foresees a sector that acts more strategically and achieves a competitive critical mass in the international marketplace while targeting more quality conscious consumers through sustainable production and high-quality produce.  The Food Wise programme is based on the principle of “Local Roots, Global Reach” and identifies growth projections for the industry over the 10 year period 2015-2025 including:

  • 85% increase in exports;
  • 70% increase in value added
  • 65% increase in primary production
  • and creation of additional jobs all along the supply chain from producer level to high-end value-added product development.

To achieve the projections set out above, Food Wise 2025 identifies over 400 recommendations to achieve sustainable growth and these will require a concerted and coordinated approach by primary producers, industry, Departments and State agencies.

This plan supports the objectives of Food Wise 2025 as it strives to achieve sustainable farming practices and the sustainable growth of the farming sector.  See also Section 9.2 Natural Heritage and Biodiversity.