Diversity & Inclusion in the Irish Food and Drinks Sector 

The Agri-Food Diversity & Inclusion Forum (AgDIf) is a collaborative initiative with industry, led by Bord Bia and Aon, and in partnership with the 30% Club to drive gender diversity.

Our vision is that the Irish food and drink industry is the sector of choice for the brightest and best talent.

Our purpose is to advance the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) agenda within the Irish Food and Drink industry, with an initial focus on gender diversity.

In line with Origin Green, we drive awareness and support for the Irish food and drink industry on it’s D&I journey, so it is best positioned to compete to attract the best talent at all levels and across all fields of discipline.

AgDIf Pulse Report 2020 - Accelerating Diversity in the Irish Food & Drink Sector

Following the 2018 AgDIF Pulse Survey, Aon and Bord Bia have again researched and compared the views of employees and C-suite leaders, showing some interesting differences in perceptions and attitudes. 

The 2020 Pulse Survey is a check-in with industry to measure awareness and progress within the sector by capturing key D&I metrics 18 months after the initial research.

Explore key insights from the research

Download the 2020 AgDIf Pulse Survey Report

To learn more about AgDIf and view the 2018 research and Diversity & Inclusion toolkit visit

Download the AgDIf Pulse Survey Report 2020 press release

AgDIF Resources

Since 2018 AgDIF has been producing high quality events (live and online) and useful resources designed to assist the food, beverage and agriculture industries in considering their approach to diversity and inclusion. 


Missed a masterclass? Catch up on our online event recordings here:

  • The Role Cognitive Diversity Plays in Helping Your Business Thrive. Adam Harris of AsIAm and John Jordan of Ornua share their insights on the importance of cognitive diversity and how it contributes to diverse organisations. 
  • A Spotlight on Inclusion in a Time of Crisis. Introducing the 2020 AgDIf industry pulse survey report and the industry learnings and insights which have emerged. Hear from industry experts on how you can empower your business to engage in the diversity and inclusion agenda, even in the time of COVID-19.
  • Building Superior Confidence. Facilitated by ABSTRACT, an award-winning leadership training group, this very practical session operates as a virtual workshop for senior and mid management leaders/supervisors who want to build their own skills in developing confident talent.

Case Studies

In this series, we will spotlight brilliant role models and initiatives taking place in a diverse range of organisations across the country to inspire you on your journey to Diversity and Inclusion.


Video Case Studies:

Watch Ted Carty of Oliver Carty ULC in conversation with Tom Tully of Bord Bia on recruitment and gender balance, employing those with additional needs and giving back through diversity and inclusion within his organisation.

Download the AgDIF toolkit - a handbook to guide your thinking on talent development in all its guises: mentoring, coaching, training and creating the right conditions in your work environment to foster and nurture diversity & inclusion.


Ciara Jackson
Agribusiness, Food & Beverage Practice Leader
01 266 6870
E-mail: [email protected]

Deirdre O'Shea
Food & Beverage Specialty Leader Ireland
01 266 6811
E-mail: [email protected]