Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Questions (634)

Matt Carthy

Question:

634. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applicants to the REAP scheme; the number of successful applicants; the last agri-environmental scheme that successful and unsuccessful in which applicants took part in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33154/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The number of applications received under the Results-Based Agri Pilot Project (REAP) project are provided below. I was very pleased both with the application rate and to have secured places for almost 5,000 of these which was significantly above the original projection of 2,000.

There are a number of agri-environment initiatives under the current CAP in which there are successful and unsuccessful applicants.  This is normal in any scheme which the Department runs for farmers. However, REAP is a standalone pilot project which is not directly comparable to the main RDP schemes as it is a pilot initiative to trial potential measures for inclusion in the next RDP.  REAP is an ambitious, farmer-friendly initiative that will help the environment and support family farm incomes. 

Scheme

Applicants

Successful Applicants

Unsuccessful Applicants

REAP

10,805

4,926

5,879