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Food Wise 2025: Steps to Success 2016

Since its launch in July 2015, Food Wise 2025 has evolved from a high level strategy into a shared blueprint for all involved in the sector. The Programme for Partnership Government (PfP) identifies agriculture as the heartbeat of the rural economy. The agri-food commitments in the Programme for Government align closely with Food Wise 2025.

The implementation process for any strategy is vital for its success. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine will continue to chair the Food Wise High Level Implementation Committee (HLIC), with representatives from all the relevant Departments and State agencies. This committee reviews progress on a quarterly basis, in order to identify and solve problems quickly. Stakeholders regularly present to the committee on their priorities for particular sectors or themes and by the end of this year, the HLIC will have reviewed in detail progress on the five cross-cutting themes and the twelve individual sectors outlined in Food Wise 2025. So it is very much a live and continuously updated process.

Progress on each of the recommendations in Food Wise is measured on a quarterly basis. As of July 2016, of the 330 actions which were due to commence in 2015 or 2016, 28% have been achieved or substantial action has been undertaken; and a further 67% have commenced and are progressing well.