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The Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine

The Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is the government department dedicated to the regulation and development of Ireland’s agri-food and marine sectors. This includes the execution of Ireland’s national traceability system through the Animal Identification and Movements database. With the written consent of farmers, this data is used by Bord Bia in the calculation of each farm’s carbon footprint.

The Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine mission is to have an innovative and sustainable agri-food sector operating to the highest standards and to serve the government and people of Ireland by leading, developing and regulating the agri-food sector, protecting public health and optimising social, economic and environmental benefits.

The following are the Strategic Goals of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine:

  • to promote and safeguard public, animal and plant health and animal welfare for the benefit of consumers producers and wider society
  • provide income and market supports to underpin the rural economy and the environment
  • provide the optimum policy framework for the sustainable development of the agri-food sector
  • deliver a sustainable, growth driven sector focused on competitiveness and innovation driven by a skilled workforce delivering value added products in line with market demands
  • maintain and develop strategic, operational, regulatory and technical capacity to achieve operational excellence.

For more information visit https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation/department-of-agriculture-food-and-the-marine/