This collaborative project aims to
measure the impact on Irelandís agri-food industry of changes in
policies and markets that may occur over the next 10 years.
- To build econometric models of the
agri-food sector. These are then used in analysing and projecting
the impacts of policy and other changes on: farm production, prices,
incomes, product consumption and government expenditure, and on the
market prospects for leading farm products and agricultural inputs.
- To work with those involved in
government, farming and allied industries in developing scenarios of
the future and estimating how they will affect the sector.
beneficiaries of the model
building and projection process will be farmers, food businesses and
rural communities. The forward planning capabilities of policy makers in
both the private and public sectors will be strengthened by having ready
access to more systematic information on the impacts of policy and other
changes. In particular the project is committed to dialogue through
meetings and publications.