South West Mayo Development Co. and the Local Enterprise Office Mayo are collaborating on an innovative new project to stimulate food and drink producers in the region, with the aim of developing a strategic plan for the sector to 2025.
The aims of the Mayo Food and Drink Strategy 2025 are to identify challenges and opportunities allowing Mayo stakeholders to focus on improving marketing, product quality and business skills.
Three workshops had been planned across the county - which of course have since had to be cancelled - but the organisers still need to get your input and so are inviting food and drinks producers across the county, whether big or small, established or new, or if you’re involved in the food sector in another way, to one of three on-line information events which will take place in April.
The events will take place on Monday, April 6 from 12.30pm, Wednesday, April 8 from 6.30pm and Tuesday, April 14 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. The information events are free to attend and everyone with an interest in promoting food in the region is welcome.
The organisers are particularly interested in hearing from local food and drink producers, distributors, producer groups, food and drink retailers, food tourism operators and other food and drink stakeholders operating in the county.
They need your input to help define what is needed in terms of the strategy for the next five years. Please book your place at one of the workshops here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mayo-food-drink-strategy-workshops-information-evenings-tickets-98434625615.