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New agricultural apprenticeships initiated this year
Teagasc will roll out three new agricultural apprenticeships this year. The news was announced by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue. He added that the provision of agricultural internships in the agri-food sector “is a matter for individual companies to consider”. There are currently 17 agricultural courses available by Teagasc across 25 training locations. These comprise seven agricultural colleges and 17 regional education locations. The apprenticeships are…
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Agri-food SMEs need more support, according to report 
A report conducted by EIT Food North West has recommended the establishment of an inclusive regional network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agri-food sector. The report was based on the insights from 100 agri-food SMEs. EIT Food is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, a body of the EU which has been tasked with driving innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.   The report additionally…
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Sufficient fertiliser and feed supply, says Minister
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has assured the agri-food sector that there are sufficient supplies of feed and fertiliser in Ireland for the next number of months. The Minister’s response came after a parliamentary question (PQ) was posed by T.D. Colm Burke. The PQ was about the engagement on import substitution for certain agricultural produce.   Minister McConalogue says he is meeting with key stakeholders in…
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EU Commissioner welcomes new proposals in agri-food sector 
Solutions to the current crisis facing the country regarding input costs are more than welcome, this is according to the European Commissioner on Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski. Additionally, the Commissioner says that he is not averse to the introduction of schemes regarding the production of grain and fodder, as this would maintain sustainability in the sector.   According to MEP Colm Markey, he met with the Commissioner earlier this week to…