"Agri-Food is Ireland’s most important indigenous exporting sector, playing a vital role in the economy. 137,000 farms produce some €8 billion in output; and we have over 770,000 hectares of forest and over 2,000 fishing vessels and aquaculture sites. The agri-food supply chain stretches from rural and coastal areas all across Ireland to the UK, Europe and further to markets in the Americas, Asia and Africa. In 2019 Ireland’s food, drink and agri-foods products were exported to over 180 markets worldwide and valued at €14.5 billion, a 63% increase from €8.9 billion in 2010. The sector continues to evolve and respond to the needs of its customers, domestically and internationally."