Thursday, 9 May 2019

Questions (128)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

128. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if it is possible under EU parameters to introduce an area based agri-environmental scheme. [20281/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

GLAS, the current agri-environment scheme, which is fully subscribed includes area-based actions such as 270,000 hectares of Low Input permanent Pasture action, 63,000 hectares of Traditional Hay Meadows and the active management of over 230,000 hectares of commonage.

Agri-environment policy is included in the CAP reform negotiations currently under way and any future schemes will be dependent on the outcome of these negotiations.