Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Agriculture Scheme Data
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]
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.
|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.