KPMG to conduct a review of the Irish horticulture industry
Report will assess the horticulture industry in Ireland across its various sectors, including diversification, climate change and organic and integrated production
21 October 2021 | 0
An upcoming review of the Irish horticulture industry, which is to be carried out by KPMG, will provide recommendations for the future of the Irish horticulture sector.
The report will assess the current state of the horticulture industry in Ireland across its various sectors (field crops, protected crops, soft fruit, top fruit, amenity, potatoes, and mushrooms). It will analyse each sector in detail, covering a wide range of areas including diversification, climate change, organic and integrated production, labour, routes to market, R&D, promotion, transition to sustainable growing media and knowledge management.
KPMG will receive support from the Horticulture Industry Forum, IFA, Teagasc and Bord Bia in conducing the review. The report is expected to be delivered by April 2022.
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Pippa Hackett recently held a meeting with the team: “I believe the horticulture industry is full of opportunity, but we need hard evidence to inform us about how best we can support and grow this important sector in the years ahead,” said Minister Hackett.
“Therefore, I am delighted to see KPMG starting work on this report which will assess the current state of the industry in Ireland across its various sectors, together with identifying opportunities for the future. We know there is a growing emphasis on and awareness of local horticulture producers, therefore this is an opportune time to further encourage new entrants and to strengthen and shorten supply chains so that they can replace imports.”