Bord Bia Functions

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Bord Bia Functions

The functions of Bord Bia set out in the Bord Bia Act 1994 , as amended by the Bord Bia Amendment Act 2004, are as follows:

  • 1. The functions of the Board shall be to promote, assist and develop in any manner which the Board considers necessary or desirable the marketing of Irish food and livestock and the production, marketing and consumption of horticultural produce.
  • 2. The Board shall have all such powers as are necessary, desirable, expedient or incidental to the performance of its functions.’’.

 

The particular functions of Bord Bia, as amended by the Bord Bia Amendment Act 2004, without prejudice to the generality of the functions of the Board shall be to—

  • (a) survey, investigate and develop markets and potential markets for food and horticulture,
  • (b) collect and disseminate market intelligence and provide information and advice in relation to supply and demand and market trends and trade opportunities in food and horticulture,
  • (c) conduct or provide for the conducting of reviews, surveys, symposia, analyses and studies in relation to trade in, and markets and potential markets for, food and horticulture,
  • (d) provide or arrange for the provision of publicity, advertising and promotional campaigns for the purpose of encouraging the increased consumption of food and horticulture or particular categories of food and horticulture and for the purpose of expanding trade in food and horticulture,
  • (e) establish, equip and operate, and provide for the establishment, equipment and operation of, and assist in the operation of, exhibitions, show rooms, information bureaux and similar establishments for the purpose of encouraging increased consumption of food and horticulture or particular categories of food and horticulture and for the purpose of expanding trade in food and horticulture,
  • (f) publish and distribute or provide for the publication and distribution of magazines, journals, reports and similar documents for the purpose of encouraging the increased consumption of food and horticulture or particular categories of food and horticulture and for the purpose of expanding trade in food and horticulture,
  • (g) operate such quality assurance schemes as may in the opinion of the Board, be appropriate to the Board's functions and conducive to maintaining or improving the quality of all or part of any category or categories of food and horticulture and, if so requested by the Minister, carry out evaluations of quality assurance schemes operated or proposed to be operated by other persons or bodies and applicable to all or part of any category or categories of food and horticulture,
  • (h) encourage or promote the undertaking by other persons or bodies of such actions as may, in the opinion of the Board, be appropriate to the Board's functions and conducive to maintaining or improving the quality of all or part of any category or categories of food and horticulture,
  • (i) administer such schemes, grants and other financial facilities involving the disbursement of—

    (i) European Union Funds,
    (ii) Exchequer Funds, or
    (iii) other funds,as may from time to time be authorised by the Minister with the concurrence of the Minister for Finance.

 

Bord Bia acts as a link between Irish food, drink and horticulture suppliers and existing and potential customers throughout the world.