Eato Ireland is developing the global pilot project of the Sustainable Food System that aims to build a healthy and secure local food system for all through a community and employee ownership model throughout Ireland. Our mission is to promote collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving to transform the way we produce, distribute, and consume food, while building resilient and equitable communities throughout Ireland.
At Eato Ireland, we recognize the critical role of the food system in addressing global challenges, including climate change, health, and social justice. We believe that by working together and investing in sustainable food systems, we can create a more just, resilient, and prosperous future for all.
Our plan involves investing and reinvesting hundreds of millions of euros in the 32 counties throughout the country to create a self-sustaining organic and regenerative food system. Each county will have its own standalone food system, tailored to its unique environment and community needs. We believe that food production should be community-owned and employee-owned, with profits being reinvested back into the community to ensure its long-term prosperity.
There are five stages of development for each county.
Community development and events
Investment in the Eato Hub of the County – the Kitchen, Store, & Lab
Investments in Producers Platform, Renewable Energy & Electric Vehicle Distribution, Biodiversity & Environmental Services, and a Government Procurement Program
A partnership with a European country to develop the project in their country.
Scaling of Farms into Producers Platform and Investments throughout the County.
10 YEAR PLAN
ALL IRELAND PROJECT
To achieve our mission, Eato Ireland has developed a 10-year plan that includes several key initiatives. Our plan begins with the establishment of Eato X – Kitchen, Studio, & Lab in Dublin – the headquarters of Eato Ireland, then to create an Eato in each county which includes a hub with a Farm with a Kitchen, Store, and Lab.
From there, we will work to develop sustainable supply chains, build partnerships with European and worldwide countries, and collaborate with the government to implement a long-term procurement program.
This plan will not only transform the food system in Ireland but also create economic opportunities and build stronger communities. By investing in sustainable food systems, we can promote local entrepreneurship, support local farmers, and create jobs that are rooted in local communities.
The key objectives of the 10-year plan are to create a more sustainable and equitable food system in Ireland by promoting organic and regenerative agriculture, reducing food waste, and increasing access to healthy, locally grown produce.
By establishing the Eato X – Kitchen, Studio, & Lab the headquarters of Eato Ireland in Dublin, Eato Kerry as a model for sustainable food systems, expanding the model to other counties, and partnering with global organizations, Eato Ireland aims to transform the way we produce, distribute, and consume food.
Eato X – Launch the Kitchen, Studio, & Lab in Dublin.
Eatoverse – Develop the Virtual Food System of Eato Ireland.
Eato Kerry – Develop a Farm with a Kitchen, Store, and Lab in Kerry.
Create a Sustainable Food System in each County – a sustainable produce model will be developed in each county, with a focus on organic and regenerative agriculture practices.
Government Procurement Program Source from each county and commit to a procurement roadmap that increases annually.
Expand Eato model by developing partnerships with European countries to share knowledge and resources.
Partnerships with global organizations to share knowledge and resources for sustainable food systems.
Scale up and replication – expand sustainable food system practices and Eato model to other countries and regions.
THE SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTeM
EATOSYSTEM, EATO IRELAND, EATOVerse, & EATOSpOrTS
The Sustainable Food System represents a comprehensive and integrated approach to education, food production, branding, distribution and consumption. With a primary focus on maximizing social and economic benefits for local communities, while minimizing environmental impacts, this transformative system comprises of four key components: Eatosystem, Eato Ireland, Eatoverse, and Eatosports.
SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM
Eatosystem is a visionary project that integrates a holistic infrastructure and community of farmers, chefs, individuals, governments, businesses, and schools to develop the Sustainable Food System.
GLOBAL PILOT PROJECT
Eato Ireland is the global pilot project of the Sustainable Food System initiative that aims to build a healthy and secure local food system for all through a community and employee owned model in Ireland.
VIRTUAL FOOD SYSTEM
Eatoverse is where the seeds of creativity and collaboration are sown to harvest the future of our food system, digital worlds are created and come alive in our Virtual Food System transforming the way we grow.
BATTLE FOR THE PLANET
Eatosports is an Esports initiative that empowers children and businesses to become change-makers and sustainability advocates, through builds and battles to develop the Eatoverse.