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Thursday, 1 April 2021

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Organic Farming Scheme

Matt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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402. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of participants in the organic farming scheme by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18040/21]

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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The table below gives the number of participants in my Department's Organic Farming Scheme in 2020.

County Total
Carlow <10
Cavan 68
Clare 68
Cork 189
Donegal 40
Dublin <10
Galway 93
Kerry 83
Kildare 37
Kilkenny 41
Laois 45
Leitrim 91
Limerick 103
Longford 27
Louth <10
Mayo 39
Meath 28
Monaghan 29
Offaly 57
Roscommon 170
Sligo 34
Tipperary 113
Waterford 24
Westmeath 57
Wexford 40
Wicklow 34

Matt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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403. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the average amount received by participant in the organic farming scheme by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18041/21]

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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Based on payments that issued in 2020 under the Organic Farming Scheme, the average amount received by farmers in each county is as follows;

County Average payment
Carlow €9,504.27
Cavan €5,270.95
Clare €5,296.03
Cork €6,102.71
Donegal €5,285.16
Dublin €7,389.21
Galway €5,782.36
Kerry €5,782.48
Kildare €6,019.76
Kilkenny €6,408.80
Laois €7,838.39
Leitrim €4,439.40
Limerick €5,288.10
Longford €5,146.13
Louth €9,681.52
Mayo €5,664.80
Meath €5,769.36
Monaghan €6,059.64
Offaly €5,910.45
Roscommon €5,607.63
Sligo €6,015.61
Tipperary €6,211.60
Waterford €6,170.77
Westmeath €5,892.30
Wexford €5,103.23
Wicklow €5,975.96

The table above refers to all payments under the Organic Farming Scheme that issued in 2020. It must be noted that 70% of farmers who are in the Organic Farming Scheme are also participants in GLAS. Farmers who select certain actions on a land parcel in GLAS may not be entitled to a payment under the Organic Farming Scheme on the same land parcel.

The calculation of the payment due to a farmer under the Organic Farming Scheme includes a stocking density calculation. In order to receive the full payment, a stocking density of 0.5 livestock units per hectare is required. For farmers who do not have this stocking level a pro-rata payment will issue.

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