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Minister: Significant Number Of New Jobs In Agri-Sector Will Be Created By 2030.

File image: Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue/RollingNews

The agri-food sector employs over 164,000 people, which makes up 7 per cent of all jobs in Ireland.

The Agriculture Minister says 'significantly' more jobs will be created in the farming sector in the next nine years - despite a dramatic fall in emissions.

The Climate Action Plan calls for agriculture to cut emissions by 22 to 30 per cent by 2030.

The agri-food sector employs over 164,000 people, which makes up 7 per cent of all jobs in Ireland.

Minister Charlie McConalogue says that will increase over the lifetime of the plan.


The Minister says farm incomes will be 'significantly enhanced' by 2030, despite a big drop in emissions.

Minister Charlie McConalogue says the industry won't suffer over the next decade

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