Growing Media Ireland has called on the government to develop a system to use domestic peat supplies in the Irish horticulture sector as soon as possible. The organization welcomed a report, published this week by KPMG, examining opportunities for the sector.
The report, commissioned last year by Minister of State with responsibility for horticulture, Pippa Hackett, outlined a series of recommendations to overcome the challenges facing the sector. The minister agreed with a finding of the report which stated that “there is no single solution that can ensure the successful development of the Irish horticulture sector.”
GMI called on the government to address the key recommendations in the report to ensure a thriving, sustainable horticulture industry. It said that this should begin with the urgent need to develop viable mechanisms to sustainably use domestic peat supplies in horticulture, especially in the context of current geopolitical events.
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