Food Production

Agri-Food & Seafood in Wexford

The agri-food sector is one of Ireland’s most important indigenous manufacturing sectors, employing around 165,000 people. It includes approximately 600 food and drink firms throughout the country that export 85% of our food and seafood to more than 160 countries worldwide. The agri-food sector contributes €18.3 billion to the national economy. Research has shown that Ireland’s investment in agriculture produces a far bigger return than investment in other sectors.

The number of food and drink processing jobs supported by agriculture output in the South East region is 8,042, of which 2,573 are employed in County Wexford.

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