90% of our exports come from Origin Green verified companies. The value of exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture were €13 billion in 2020, during a period of unprecedented change and challenge.
Ireland’s export footprint has also expanded greatly over recent years with Irish food and drink now being sold in over 180 markets worldwide.
Ireland provides a unique setting for food production. 80% of Ireland’s agricultural land is devoted to grasslands, with a yearly grass growth rate that exceeds the European average by more than a third. The Irish agri-food sector has a rich heritage and is Ireland’s largest indigenous industry, employing approximately 7.7% of the working population.