Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1448)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

1448. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of producer organisations in the beef sector that have registered with his Department; the name of each; and the financial supports in place to fund the setting up of such organisations. [36818/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Funding providing support for the establishment of Beef Producer Organisations is available under the current Rural Development Programme. This funding is available to support the engagement of Department-approved facilitators to assist with the application process for recognition of producer organisations. Funding is available for each group of up to a total of €3,000.

My Department is currently engaging intensively with a number of interested groups with a view to progressing applications for the establishment of DAFM recognised Beef Producer Organisations.