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Food Wise 2025 - Steps to Success 2017

Steps to Success 2017 is the second annual progress report of Food Wise 2025.

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.  Its recommendations have been reflected in whole of Government policies including the Programme for Partnership Government, the Action Plan for Rural Development, the Action Plan for Jobs, Regional Action Plans for Jobs and the trade strategy, Ireland Connected.

The implementation process for any strategy is vital for its success. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine chairs 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 11 individual sectors outlined in Food Wise 2025. So it is very much a live and continuously updated process. Brexit is a standard item on the agenda of each meeting of the HLIC and we will double-down on progressing relevant Food Wise recommendations, particularly those related to market development, competitiveness and innovation as part of our response to Brexit.

Progress on each of the recommendations in Food Wise is measured on a quarterly basis.  As of July 2017, of the 368 actions which were due to commence by 2017 or are ongoing actions, 46% have been achieved or substantial action has been undertaken; and a further 49% have commenced and are progressing well.

  • "Steps to Sucess 2017" summarises the progress made in the second year of Food Wise Implementation.

Steps to Sucess 2017 (html)

Steps to Success 2017 (pdf 11,375Kb) 

  • A detailed progress report on each action is also attached.

Food Wise 2025: Year Two Summary Report of Actions (pdf 1,216Kb)