Organic Action Plan 2013
In early 2013, research was conducted on behalf of the organic sector into the supply of Irish organic food into multiple retail sector.
Following a presentation of these findings to Organic Focus, the representative steering group of the Irish organic sector, it was agreed by the group to concentrate on renewing and building the organic supply base in 2013 and to break from the consumer campaigns around National Organic Week and the National Organic Awards until the Irish organic industry is positioned to take full advantage of the promotion.
The new action plan for the organic sector has just been developed and launched on August 22nd 2013 by the Minister of state Tom Hayes. Plans for a national organic symposium in the Autumn are currently being led by NOTS (National Organic Training Skillnet) with support from Bord Bia and Teagasc. More details about the event will be available into September.