Our nation has traditionally been known as the Emerald Isle for good reason — it more than lives up to the name thanks to its fertile soil, temperate climate and abundant rainfall. These ideal conditions also explain why agriculture has become one of Ireland’s most important indigenous manufacturing sectors.
Today, Irish food and drink thrives on the global stage, with our homegrown industry exporting to 180 countries worldwide. Ireland’s increasing impact in this sector is proven by Food Wise 2025, which anticipates an 85% increase in the value of our exports along with a 65% increase in the value of primary production.
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Ireland’s reputation for quality and modernisation has resulted in a thriving agri-tech sector — leading the way in smart farming through robotics, AI, IoT (Internet of Things), improving yields, increasing efficiency, minimising waste, and therefore enhancing sustainability and profitability.
Ireland is also the world’s first country to implement a national food and drink sustainability programme (Origin Green
) for agriculture and food, making its agriculture sector the most sustainable in the world. Origin Green unites the government, private sector and the supply chain — from farmers to food producers, right through to the foodservice and retail sectors.
There is incredible passion countrywide within this vibrant sector for development, with research and development (R&D) funded by the Irish Government and backed by our world-class agricultural science and technology universities.
Planning your next corporate meeting, conference, or incentive trip in Ireland means a wealth of connections, collaboration, and creativity, set against the backdrop of a spectacular island experience. Here are some key sources of information.
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