Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Rural Environment Protection Scheme
581. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the commitment in the programme for Government for a new REPS-2 programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29586/20]
The Programme for Government has proposed to allocate €1.5bn. from the proposed Climate Action Fund over the next ten years, to a rural environment protection programme to encourage and incentivise farmers to farm in a greener and more sustainable way. The planning and funding for this scheme will be matters for discussions in relation to the Budget.