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The agri-food sector is one of Ireland’s most important indigenous manufacturing sectors, employing approximately 150,000 people. It includes 600 food and drinks firms throughout the country that export 85% of Ireland’s food and seafood to more than 160 countries worldwide. Research has shown that Ireland’s investment in agriculture produces a far greater return than investment in any other sector because agriculture sources 71% of raw materials and services from Irish suppliers, compared to 44% for all manufacturing companies. M&ECA companies are specialist contractors involved in the delivery of food processing, manufacturing and distribution facilities.