Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Common Agricultural Policy and Young Farmers: Engagement with Macra na Feirme

Mr. Derrie Dillon:

On that model, yes. We would also expect support from external sources as well, which we have at the moment from co-operatives and others. In order to give stability and longevity to the service, we need that support from the Exchequer or the Common Agricultural Policy to grow the service. If we find that there is a greater demand, then our ask would have to be greater but we feel that is the right level at which to pitch the service based on our past experience and what we feel we could deliver in engaging with those 30,000 farmers and what we could turn into viable and feasible arrangements going forward around succession.