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Smart-Akis – agricultural knowledge and innovation system – has been created to  give farmers access to technological solutions which will meet their needs

A newly created EU network is aimed at encouraging the more widespread adoption of smart farming technologies with the potential to generate sustainab(...)

Slow growth in world dairy production drove an estimated 30 per cent increase in farm milk prices in 2017.

Milk prices boosted farmers’ incomes this year by a third to almost €32,000, but earnings could dip in 2018, according to agriculture agency Teagasc. (...)

Irish inflation figures are due on Friday

MONDAY Indicators: Euro zone PPI (Oct); UK construction PMI (Nov). Meetings: Agri-food conference: “Food Wise: Challenge, Ambition, Opportunity” (C(...)

Food testing at Teagasc Food Research Centre in Ashtown, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish food industry had an opportunity to take a first-hand look at some of the advanced analytic services available to it at the Teagasc Food Inn(...)

Minister of State for Trade and Employment, Pat Breen said that while progress was being made and while information and training were available to farmers, there was a need to change the mindset and culture. Photograph:  Arthur Ellis

The majority of agricultural deaths recorded so far this year have been among farmers over 65, with increased workloads and more pressure at the root (...)

Snail farmer Eva Milka of Gaelic Escargot in Co Carlow. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A shortage of snails for consumption in European countries such as France, Italy and Spain, where they are viewed as a delicacy, is fuelling growth in(...)

Agritechnica trade fair in Germany: Irish exhibitors this year include Combilift, Malone Farm Machinery, Athlone Extrusions, Mastek, and Burnside Autocy.  Photograph:  Getty Images

Enterprise Ireland is leading a group of 18 companies to fly the flag for the Irish agri-tech sector this week at Agritechnica 2017 in Hanover, German(...)

In 2016 total exports into the UK from Ireland grew by 2 per cent, according to Marina Donohoe of Enterprise Ireland. “If you strip out food, they grew by 6 per cent.”

Though the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations is unknown, one certainty is that the UK will remain our major trading partner. The fifth-largest(...)

British prime minister Theresa May has pledged government support to developing the regions, which will benefit Irish construction companies.

With more than €1.2 billion of goods and services traded between Ireland and the UK every week, there is a justifiable fear of trade exposures within (...)

Drones are now being used to gather valuable data in a variety of areas. Photograph: iStock
Why drones are taking off

An irritating toy to some, an essential business tool to others, drones are now being used to gather valuable data in a variety of areas. “Commercial (...)

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