Customers around the globe recognise that Irish food and drink is world class; that it is high quality, distinctive, and made by a diverse range of creative producers from a unique and fortuitous island location.
Our purpose is to bring Ireland’s outstanding food, drink and horticulture to the world, thus enabling growth and sustainability of producers.
1 December 1994: Bord Bia/Irish Food Board was established by an act of the Irish parliament (the Dáil). It brought together the former CBF (Córas Beostoic agus Feola - the Irish Meat and Livestock Board) and the food promotion activities of An Bord Tráchtála/the Irish Trade Board, now part of Enterprise Ireland.
1 July 2004: Responsibility for the development of the horticultural industry in Ireland, which rested with the former Bord Glas, was integrated into Bord Bia.
1 June 2009: The responsibility for seafood promotion in domestic and international markets was transferred from BIM (Bord Iascaigh Mhara) to Bord Bia.
Our 2019-2021 statement of strategy is a living planning tool that will inform our internal organisation over the next three years, as well as a beacon of hope to the outside world. The strategy outlines a new set of values in order to support all elements of industry.