Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (194)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

194. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the grant and funding schemes operated by his Department; the value of each scheme; and the basis or criteria used for the allocation of funding in respect of each scheme. [51397/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My department prioritises its spending in line with government policy to promote the development of a competitive and efficient primary agriculture, forestry and seafood sector to support rural and coastal communities to underpin economic development and to ensure that our natural resources are managed in a sustainable way

The main grant schemes operated by my department and their financial allocations for 2018 before adjustment by supplementary estimate are set out in the following table. The table does not include funding to state agencies some of which is in turn distributed to other bodies by way of grant schemes.

Animal Health & Welfare

€000

Compensation for TB Scheme

11,000

Fallen Animals Scheme

6,975

Animal Welfare Organisations Scheme

2,475

Farmer Payments Scheme

Agri-Environmental Schemes

232,820

Of which

Green Low-carbon Agriculture Scheme(GLAS)

203,000

Locally Led Agri-Environment Schemes

11,320

(i.e. Burren, Hen Harrier, Pearl Mussel)

Organic Farming Scheme

10,500

Agri Environment Scheme (AEOS)

5,893

Traditional Farm Buildings

1,000

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme

227,000

Targeted Agricultural Measures Scheme

69,965

Beef Data and Genomics Programme

49,500

Knowledge Transfer Programme

23,000

Animal Welfare Scheme for Sheep

20,000

Early Retirement Scheme

1,210

Afforestation Scheme

91,490

Forestry Support Scheme Schemes

13,116

Horticulture Development Scheme.

5,000

Organic Sector Development Scheme

1,200

Other

Brexit Response Loan Scheme

25,000

Food Industry Support Schemes

17,600

Research Support Schemes

18,600

Beef & Lamb Quality Assurance Scheme

6,400

Rural Innovation and Development Fund

1,500