Thursday, 9 May 2019

Ceisteanna (128)

Charlie McConalogue


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]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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.