Teagasc launches roadmaps as part of Foodwise 2025
The reference publications cover almost all farming sectors such as, dairy, beef, sheep, tillage, pigs, horticulture, forestry, environment and food.
Each publication outlines the expected market shape, size and policy issues which may face the respective industries between now and 2025.
Paddy Browne, head of the Teagasc Crops, Environment and Land Use programme, said the maps provide an insight into how farming sectors are expected to develop in the coming years, giving farmers the chance to benchmark their own enterprises with the sector standard. Paddy says the maps take “into account the current structure of Irish farming and likely challenges and opportunities facing the sector”, while also outlining how the research and technology transfer activities at Teagasc will support the farming sectors.
As part of Foodwise 2025, a large emphasis is being placed upon developing and sustaining agri production systems. The Origin Green initiative, led by Bord Bia, focuses on demonstrating the sustainability of the Irish food industry through verifying all food produced in Ireland.
All roadmaps are available to view on the Teagasc site here.