Fairtrade, the foundation set up to provide farmers around the world with better terms of trade, and give a genuine choice to consumers who care, has lost its tea contract with Sainsbury’s, the British supermarket chain which was one of the first retailers to sell Fairtrade products, and which became the world’s largest retailer of these ethically certified goods over the past 20 years.

Prestigious awards for ABP Food Group and Carbery

ABP Food Group has become the first food processor in the world to achieve triple certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for the third consecutive time.

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€820,000 fund for tourism and social farming projects

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced funding of €370,000 for at least three social farming model projects which can demonstrate a national ...

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EU food exports to Russia still cut off

EU dairy exporters must continue to do without the €8 billion per year Russian food market, after European foreign ministers moved this week towards prolonging economic ...

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Marie O’Toole puts focus on national drive to boost ICA membership

ICA president Marie O’Toole put the focus firmly on new membership at the national AGM in Athlone in May.

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Estimated 53,000 at Cork Summer Show

With temperatures soaring over 20 degrees, Munster Agricultural Society enjoyed record numbers for the Cork Summer Show 2017.

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New statutory wind farm design guide expected in early 2018

New statutory guidelines on wind farm design are expected to issue to planning authorities early in 2018.

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All bets are off: Horse racing industry at the mercy of Brexit

In the week when the UK started to negotiate its departure from the EU, horse racing is an interesting if unusual place to study the ramifications of Brexit.

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Cattle buyers keen for stock on offer as some traders opt to make hay while sun shines

I met up with an Aghabullogue farmer by the name of John at a funeral recently, and he — with great reverence — told me that he heeds my every word on this page ...

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Look back and learn from calving season

Most have been able to get silage in the pit over the last week, around the country.

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