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Organic Farming

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 28 July 2020

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Ceisteanna (689)

Matt Carthy

Ceist:

689. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the percentage of farms by county defined as organic for each the years 2015 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [19209/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The information sought by the Deputy is not readily available. Officials in my Department are currently collating the information requested and I will respond to the Deputy within 10 days.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 51
Further to parliamentary question no. 19209/20, please see the following information requested regarding the percentage of farms by county defined as organic for each of the years 2015 to 2019 and to date in 2020.
The percentage of farms by county for each of the years in question, is based on declarations made by farmers annually on the Basic Payment System and will not include any farms defined as organic for which no basic payment application is made. The figures given incorporate farms that are fully converted to organic production and farms that are in the process of conversion to organic production. It is important to note that some farms may be partially converted to organic production. Such farms are also included in the following statistics.
% of farms defined as organic

County

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Carlow

0.17%

0.18%

0.18%

0.18%

0.36%

0.43%

Cavan

1.43%

1.53%

1.46%

1.45%

1.66%

1.58%

Clare

1.35%

1.33%

1.29%

1.19%

1.27%

1.11%

Cork

1.48%

1.57%

1.45%

1.45%

1.54%

1.52%

Donegal

0.53%

0.57%

0.56%

0.54%

0.61%

0.56%

Dublin

0.88%

1.04%

1.05%

1.06%

1.40%

1.57%

Galway

0.85%

0.85%

0.83%

0.81%

0.87%

0.84%

Kerry

1.10%

1.14%

1.10%

1.11%

1.20%

1.13%

Kildare

1.64%

1.58%

1.55%

1.61%

1.95%

1.97%

Kilkenny

1.08%

1.19%

1.20%

1.18%

1.40%

1.27%

Laois

1.35%

1.51%

1.52%

1.47%

1.69%

1.67%

Leitrim

2.65%

2.85%

2.84%

2.80%

3.13%

2.97%

Limerick

2.10%

2.12%

2.12%

2.04%

2.16%

2.15%

Longford

1.32%

1.46%

1.34%

1.22%

1.31%

1.31%

Louth

0.19%

0.25%

0.26%

0.26%

0.52%

0.40%

Mayo

0.39%

0.41%

0.34%

0.32%

0.43%

0.38%

Meath

0.87%

0.81%

0.74%

0.74%

0.82%

0.80%

Monaghan

0.70%

0.70%

0.66%

0.71%

0.93%

0.95%

Offaly

1.61%

1.73%

1.77%

1.76%

1.88%

1.90%

Roscommon

3.13%

3.20%

3.12%

3.06%

3.13%

3.14%

Sligo

0.85%

0.86%

0.92%

0.91%

1.06%

1.02%

Tipperary

1.64%

1.73%

1.65%

1.66%

1.77%

1.69%

Waterford

1.09%

1.11%

0.96%

1.05%

1.14%

1.16%

Westmeath

2.15%

2.17%

2.01%

1.96%

2.01%

2.01%

Wexford

0.80%

0.81%

0.82%

0.87%

1.02%

1.04%

Wicklow

1.54%

1.56%

1.65%

1.53%

1.63%

1.61%

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