Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ceisteanna (247)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

247. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the planting targets in hectares in each of the years 2010 to 2017, in tabular form; the number of hectares planted in each year; and the number of hectares planted out of each annual target set on a percentage basis. [5165/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The National Development Plan 2007-2013 set out planting targets for the period 2007 - 2013 at 10,000ha per annum. The figure for 2014 is based on the maximum planting level achievable within the budget provided that year, which was 7,000ha. Targets for 2015 - 2020 are set out in the Forestry Programme 2014 - 2020. The following table lists these figures;

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Target

Planted   (ha)

% of   target achieved

2010

           10,000

8,314

83%

2011

           10,000

6,653

67%

2012

           10,000

6,652

67%

2013

           10,000

6,252

63%

2014

             7,000

6,156

88%

2015

             6,000

6,293

105%

2016

             6,660

6,500

98%

2017

             7,140

5,536

78%