‘Irish government committed to growing organic food sector’ – Minister Doyle

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle T.D., yesterday expressed the Irish government’s support for the country’s organic food sector.

Minister Doyle was speaking at the opening of the Irish pavilion at BIOFACH, the major global event for the organic food sector, which is held each year in Germany and had nine Irish companies present.

At the event, Minister Doyle said: “Our Irish farmers continue to impress the discerning food consumer internationally through the quality and sustainability of their produce.

“The Irish government is committed to further investing and growing our organic sector and I will be shortly announcing more details of a High Level Organic Strategy group for the development of the sector up to 2025.”

At the event, the Minister was joined by Bord Bia manager, Donal Denvir; Good Herdsmen Managing Director, John Purcell, and Irish organic beef farmer, Jane Shackleton.

The Minister also acknowledged the work of Bord Bia in preparation for this year’s Biofach, which included a number of seminars, workshops and market missions to deliver insights and market knowledge to exhibitors.

This year’s event is expected to bring together up to 2,500 exhibitors and up to 52,000 trade visitors from 134 countries.