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Food & Agribusiness Report 2022

Welcome to ifac's 5th annual Food & Agribusiness report.

Providing readers with a comprehensive view of the food and agribusiness SME sectors, this year's edition is packed with the latest sentiment on input costs, supply chains, recruitment and more.

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Optimism levels reach a 5-year low, with 54% optimistic about the year ahead

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2 in 3

find it difficult to recruit the right people

82 %

have maintained or increased their turnover in the past 12 months

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The Republic of Ireland remains the primary market for food and agribusinesses as rising freight costs create the biggest export challenge

75%

of businesses are examining ways to cut costs while 65% are planning price increases

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46%

do not invest in R&D

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1 in 2

businesses have no succession plan in place

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84%

report increase in costs

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63% of respondents cite rising costs of raw materials as the biggest threat to growth

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Packed with key trends, industry insights and tips from business owners, our report provides a complete overview of the food and agribusiness SME sector.

Exporting with EASYFIX

Exporting with EASYFIX

EASYFIX is a family-owned and run company that has enjoyed tremendous growth over the last 26 years. They are experts in rubber and plastic solutions for livestock housing, selling products in over 60 countries. David Leydon, Head of Food and Agribusiness, recently spoke with Ronan Boyle, Director – Business Development, EASYFIX at a recent Agtech Ireland event. 

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