Cork Chamber’s Agrifood & Drinks Working Group has developed a new strategy aimed at securing new revenue streams and employment opportunities in the food sector.
The initiative was launched by Minister Simon Coveney in the Triskel Arts Centre yesterday.
The strategy report includes a comprehensive analysis of all agri-sectors from dairy, beef, fish, shellfish, artisan foods, brewing and distilling. The aim is to combine these various components into a strong regional framework to incentivise and attract increased potential investments.
"The region is now charged to push ahead and secure advantage in this growth area for Ireland and the region, whilst simultaneously implementing a model that has the capacity for national replication in this and other growth areas relevant to regions across Ireland," a spokesperson for Cork Chamber said. "The Chamber is committed to enabling and supporting the implementation of the strategies recommendations."
Pictured are Conor Healy, CEO Cork Chamber, Dr Siobhan Bradley, Policy & Research Projects Manager, Cork Chamber, Lord Mayor of Cork, Catherine Clancy, Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine, Simon Coveney, Gillian Keating, President Cork Chamber, Conall Mc Aongusa, Chair Cork Chamber Agri Working Group.