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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 9 September 2021

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Ceisteanna (1536)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

1536. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will address a matter regarding a service (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41866/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Under the Rural Innovation and Development Fund, the Department has provided €800,000 in funding this year for the design, development and implemntation of the national Social Farming Network as well as providing support towards a number of model social farms across Ireland.

F ollowing a competitive public procurement procedure, Kerry Social Farming together with three other organisations were successful in securing funding for 2021 with an option for an extension to this contract for a further four years. This is the maximum number of extensions allowed for under the current contracts.

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