Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ceisteanna (567)

Michael Moynihan


567. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the action being taken to open the GLAS scheme to farmers that completed their AEOS contracts in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26834/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) opened in three tranches commencing in 2015 following the closure of the Agri-Environment Options Scheme (AEOS). All AEOS participants were given the option of joining the GLAS scheme should they have wished to do so. The GLAS scheme is now fully subscribed with GLAS 3 participants in their third year of participation in the five year GLAS scheme and the overall RDP budget is on track to be fully spent.

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.