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Food Waste Reduction

Reducing Food Waste in Rural Ireland - Market Soundings

This is NOT a call for competition.

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, DO2 WK12, Ireland,  intends on issuing a Call for Proposals with the aim of establishing the provison of pilot intiatives that advance the reduction of Food Waste generated by food businesses in rural areas in Ireland.

It is desirable that initiatives will propose collaborative projects that link to communities, businesses and retailers to reduce food waste and which must have the potential to be of a sufficient scale to have lasting benefits and/or wide impacts.

Funding for this intiative is based on current (non-capital) expenditure and will be provided by DAFM under the Rural Innovation and Development Fund (CEDRA). There is potential to fund more than one project. The fund is expected to total €130,000 for 2017 for Food Waste reduction initiatives.

Any party that might be interested, in the future, in submitting a response to any published Call for Proposals will be considered on a competitive basis against the other application proposals received.

DAFM are holding an industry information session on 14 June 2017 from 11.00 to 13.00 hours in Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, in advance of commencing any Call for Proposals process. The purpose of the information session is to conduct market soundings with service providers who would be interested in such a process.

Any interested economic operators wishing to attend the information session should email John Harrison at   with their contact details no later than 17.00 hours on 9 June 2017 to arrange attendance.