Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 28 February 2024

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Compliance with the Nitrates Directive and Implications for Ireland: Discussion (Resumed)

Mr. Eamonn Farrell:

Dairy co-ops have been heavily resourcing sustainability at farm level and we have not been quiet in that regard.

We have invested significantly in the ASSAP. The resource in this regard has trebled. There were nine advisers initially and their number has risen to 23. A range of co-operative sustainability programmes are now being developed and water quality is the key component of all of them.