The 2021 Agribusiness report, produced in partnership with KPMG is included with this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.

It focuses on the twin challenges of COVID-19 and Brexit on the Irish agri-food industry over the past year, plus it examines businesses’ journey on the road to sustainability.

The retail sector benefited from COVID-19 and while it was a year to forget for the food service and hospitality sectors, there are remarkable stories on the ingenuity used by businesses to adapt and survive.

Consumers adapted to online shopping and just how important broadband has become to working in rural Ireland was crystallised in the past year.

As well as people working remotely from home instead of travelling to offices, many traditional businesses also switched to online.

Marts were perhaps the most striking and it has been such a success that online selling is expected to continue alongside traditional marts following reopening.