Are you a budding photographer? Love to take a selfie? Agri Aware wants to see what CAP means to you! Whether it’s a snap of milking time in Manorhamilton to Christmas pudding prep in Castleisland – get entering today!
The competition is open from today till December 19th. With two lucky winners winning family passes to Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo. You can enter the competition via Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #CAPatChristmas and tagging @AgriAware in your image.
This holiday season Agri Aware, the independent Irish agri-food educational body, is asking shoppers to think local and support Irish farmers and food producers when purchasing food this festive season. With 1 in 8 jobs in Ireland linked to the agri-food sector, shopping locally for your Christmas dinner helps rural communities survive and thrive. Ireland’s rich, green countryside allows for the finest and freshest quality of food to be available at our fingertips. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), along with the passion and hard work of our farmers and food processors, helps to ensure a year-round supply of quality, traceable, safe and affordable food for consumers. As part of Agri Aware’s year long CAP communication campaign “Many hats – one CAP”, the organisation has launched a photo competition. The aim of the competition is to communicate to the consumer the role of CAP in our everyday life and to showcase the multiple roles involved in our agri-food industry from the scientist to the student, the chef to the farmer and many more. Agri Aware are asking entrants to simply take a photo showing what “CAP” means to them whether it’s a picture of you sipping a latte in Limerick or cramming some last-minute study in Sligo for your Christmas Ag science exam! Speaking at the launch Agri Aware’s Chairman Richard Moeran said “We are urging consumers to please support our farmers and food producers this season and ensure you buy Irish. In doing so, you will support over 300,000 jobs in the agri-food industry. Buying Irish is the smart choice and will ensure jobs for farmers and food companies in your local community. This guarantees that they can continue to deliver quality, wholesome Irish food to you, the consumer.” Agri Aware’s Executive Director, Deirdre O’Shea added that consumers should be aware of the key role of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in everyday life in Ireland from the quality assured Irish food that we enjoy each day, to the lush green countryside we are famed for across the globe. “Irish food is of the highest quality, it is sustainably produced and traceable and it is affordable for consumers as a result of CAP.”