Monthly Archives: January 2015

MY CONTRIBUTION TO FOOD STRATEGY 2025

I have posted to the blog over the last few days a selection of some of the answers I have submitted to the Public Consultation on the Food Strategy 2025. I have now brought the complete response together and given … Continue reading

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GRASS-FED BEEF THE AMERICAN WAY

The news that the US beef market is to open its doors to Irish beef has been widely discussed in the last week. It is news that is also accompanied by the use of the words ‘Irish’, ‘premium’ and ‘grass-fed’. … Continue reading

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MITIGATING POTENTIAL MARKET AND ECONOMIC RISKS

Risk is a term that has been thrown around a lot recently. It is, however, something that those in farm management have been working with since when humankind first started farming. Risk is still about farm management and not about creating … Continue reading

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THE RISKS FACING THE IRISH AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY

Another abstract from by submission for the Public Consultation on FS2025. The question: What do you consider the most critical risks facing the Irish agri-food sector and rank in order? The following will of course relate back to comments made … Continue reading

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CREATING AN AGRI-FOOD STRATEGY FOR RURAL IRELAND

The following is another extract from the submission I have written for the public consultation on Food Strategy 2025. Question – How can the strategy for the agri-food sector be improved for the next decade? As a follow-on from the … Continue reading

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MOVING FROM GLOBALISATION TO LOCALISATION

The following is an extract from the submission I am preparing for the public consultation on Food Strategy 2025. It is understandable that in an agri-food nation that is reliant on exporting that globalisation is given a lot of air … Continue reading

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