Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney today said that the value of food and drink exports could reach at least €15 billion by 2025. Speaking at the launch of new Food Harvest 2025 plans, the Minister said that this figure was a conservative one, although it was “doable”.
He said, “It is clear to me that much more can be achieved if we focus our efforts on the extraordinary opportunities presented by growing global food demand. This will require us to be ambitious – indeed world leading – in innovation, sustainability, food safety, quality and competitiveness across all our key product sectors, building on our already high reputation in these areas.”
Minister Coveney said that the Milestones for Success 2014 shows the real progress achieved by the Food Harvest programme since 2010 and it's time now to start planning for the next ten years.
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Pictured: Minister Coveney at the launch of Food Academy.