Irish Farm Report 2022

Welcome to ifac's Irish Farm Report 2022. This Report contains the results of our 4th annual Irish Farm Survey.

It's been a tough few years for farmers. During the Covid-19 crisis, all stakeholders worked together in solidarity, supporting each other through an unprecedented and isolating challenge. Our report examines the emerging trends across all sectors and shares advice as we move through 2022 and look forward to 2023.

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have a positive outlook on farming

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say the biggest challenge for their business in 2022 is input costs

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97% of farmers would sell energy back to the national grid

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2 in 3

don't have a succession plan in place

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1 in 5

say the biggest challenge for Succession is the lifestyle not appealing to the next generation

“Lifestyle is increasingly an issue on farms, up from 16% in 2021, the changes to how we work in the past 2 years have young people looking outside the farm gates for employment”


of farmers would consider organics. the barriers stopping farmers switching to organics are the lack of markets for selling (29%) and insufficient financial supports (23%)

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use tech to increase farm efficiencies

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say the biggest barrier to adopting technology is the cost!

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Ifac’s fourth annual Irish farm survey, contained in the report, reveals what is really on the minds of Irish farmers - the opportunities and the challenges they are facing across rural Ireland. 

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This year's report is jam-packed full of stories from farmers across Ireland.

From up-and-coming Young Farmers to established farmers and butchers, we put the focus on real people and their stories to showcase the current climate of Ireland's farming landscape.

Read our farmers stories in the report

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