Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2109)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

2109. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the successor to Food Wise 2025. [34263/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Food Wise 2025 is a ten-year strategy agreed by a range of stakeholders, both public and private, and adopted by the Government as an overarching policy for the Irish agri-food sector. It underlines the agri-food sector’s unique and special position within the Irish economy and illustrates the potential for further development.

It is the latest in a series of strategies that are renewed every five years. These have been crucial in providing a coherent, joined-up way forward for all parts of the agri-food sector with broad stakeholder buy-in and regular reporting to a high level implementation committee.

Preparations for a new strategy to 2030 are underway. Its development will involve an analysis of a range of cross-cutting themes and the various sub-sectors of the agri-food industry, a formal public consultation and the establishment of a committee to develop the strategy.

I will very shortly be launching the public consultation element of the process.