A family-farm-first vision

Post author:  STUART MEIKLE

The following article was first published in the October 2019 edition of Agri Insider.

The family farm structure is under pressure in rural Ireland. It is the image that sells so many of our food exports. Losing it will mean Ireland can only sell our food produce as commodities and not added value products, Stuart Meikle writes.

Although there had been strategy papers before, Food Harvest 2020 was the first that became seen as synonymous with where Irish agriculture was to go. It was a road map. It was swiftly followed by Food Wise 2025. Preparations for a 2030 Food strategy paper are now afoot.

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It is time for a family-farm-first vision