Monthly Archives: April 2016

THE IRISH FARMERS’ CONNECTIONS TO THE CONSUMER?

Just how often does one hear that Irish farmers produce the best produce in the World? Rather often is the answer. It is then usually followed by the complaint that it does not receive a price that reflects the quality. … Continue reading

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IS THE FUTURE ABOUT PREMIUM CONSUMER-PRODUCTS?

CONSUMER-PRODUCT SWOT ANALYSIS The following was largely written a couple of years ago but it has been dusted off because it makes a change to write something positive amidst the commodity-induced gloom that is now engulfing too much of the … Continue reading

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IS IRISH FARMING MARKET-LED OR SUPPLY-DRIVEN?

Another return to my early 2014 review of the Irish national agri-food strategy. It may be interesting to read in the context of the current, over-supply created problems in the dairy sector. The following quotes are extracted from the three … Continue reading

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