Written answers

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Agriculture Scheme Data

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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357. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers whose contracts will expire on 31 December 2020 and 31 December 2021 for each scheme under the rural development programme including GLAS 1, 2 and 3 and the beef data and genomics programme 1 and 2 in tabular form. [53852/19]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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The following table lists the schemes under the Rural Development Programme with farmer beneficiaries whose contracts will expire on either 31 December 2020 or 31 December 2021. RDP schemes vary in their structure and administration, meaning some would not fit the criteria specified. Furthermore, it should be noted that, depending on the scheme, beneficiaries might already have fulfilled contracts which expired before the dates given and therefore would not feature in the following table.

Scheme End Date Participants  
M4 TAMS 31 Dec 2020 8,470 *
M10 GLAS 1 31 Dec 2020 24,773
M10 GLAS 2 31 Dec 2020 10,948
M10 GLAS 3 31 Dec 2021 12,899
AEOS 31 Dec 2020 2,000
M10 BDGP I 31 Dec 2020 22,575
M10 Burren Tranche 1 31 Dec 2020 191
M11 Organics 31 Dec 2020 1,475
M13 ANC No end contract date - Annual application process 104,312**
M14 Sheep Welfare Scheduled for 31st Jan 2021 18,502
M16 EIP Local 31 Dec 2021 34
M19 Leader 31 Dec 2020 13

* As TAMS II operates on a tranche by tranche basis, with approvals expiring on an ongoing basis, it is not possible to provide the exact figures requested at this time. The figure given represents the current level of outstanding approvals.

** The ANC/Islands Schemes are subject to a range of eligibility and compliance criteria such as the requirement to meet a minimum stocking density in addition to maintaining minimum livestock units calculated over the twelve months of the scheme year.  Participants must meet all eligibility and compliance criteria in order to become eligible for payment.


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