Thursday, 25 October 2018

Questions (292)

Barry Cowen


292. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the breakdown of the €160,746,000 capital allocation in farm sector supports and controls (details supplied) within his Department for 2019 by specific project; the projects that will be commenced and completed in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44503/18]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The €160,746,000 capital allocations for the Farm Sector Supports and Controls for 2019 will fund projects in my Department particularly in relation to Targeted Agricultural Measures (TAMS) which is a measure under the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020, it will also fund the Forestry Programme which is targeted at various support schemes including covering the cost of establishing new forests and the cost of annual premiums. This allocation will also provide assistance in the development of the Commercial Horticulture Sector by grant aiding capital investments in specialised buildings and equipment, as well as the provision of funding in the Organic Sector to support the development of the sector to respond to market demand for organically produced food. More detailed information on the breakdown of this allocation will be available in the Revised Estimates Volume (REV) which will be published later this year.