The new Organic Strategy Implementation Group held its first meeting in Dublin on Thursday, tasked with carrying out the strategy unveiled in January for the sector.
The group mirrors the Food Wise 2025 implementation group, with Government and industry representatives rolling out a strategy over several years.
The organic strategy aims to grow certified production across all sectors, with a focus on tillage. It aims to double the area under organic cereals and pulses by 2025.
"Implementation of the actions identified within this strategy are a priority and critical to the further development of the organic sector in Ireland," said Minister of State Andrew Doyle.
Former Department official Martin Heraghty chairs the group, which comprises of:
The group will meet twice a year and invite representatives from other organisations to provide input. It will report periodically to the Food Wise 2025 high-level implementation group.