Goodman: 'Brexit discussion should be about efficiencies not demands'
Larry Goodman has said that the word ‘demand’ was being over used in discussions around Brexit and the potential impact on the Irish agri-food sector.
Speaking to FarmIreland.ie, he said Brexit posed many challenges for the agri-food industry, but that ‘demanding’ results or deals was not the way forward.
“There are too many people asking and demanding for things to happen.
“There is not enough about efficiency.
“I have yet to hear anyone talk about efficiencies and how we can be more efficient and that’s critical”
“Across all levels there needs to be greater efficiency in farming and the entire supply chain. It’s not just at farmer level, but that has to improve too, but there must be greater efficiency in the supply chain.”
Goodman was attending the Irish Farmers Journal/AIB conference on ‘Navigating Global Trade’ and told FarmIreland.ie that his meat processing group ABP has twice as many factories in the UK as it has in Ireland, so the future of UK farming is vital for the company.
At the conference EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan was asked what was he doing for Irish agri-food sector in light of Brexit.