Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Gender equality is a cross-cutting objective of the new Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) 2023-2027 and a priority for my Department. I continue to engage extensively with stakeholders on the future of CAP, including on supports to promote gender equality.
In addition, the recently published Food Vision 2030 recognises the importance of gender balance to the long-term sustainability of the agri-food sector, and includes actions to promote and improve gender balance at all levels, including at senior management and board level. It is available via the following link gov.ie - Food Vision 2030 – A World Leader in Sustainable Food Systems (www.gov.ie)
The table below details the number of females with an active herd owner role registered with my Department. This is based on those customer records where gender is recorded and includes registrations where the woman has an active herd owner role either on her own or in a joint venture. It should be noted that gender is not recorded on customer records where a herd owner belongs to a company and therefore this data excludes women who are farming in a company arrangement.
|County||No. of Female Farmers|
653. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the average payment per hectare including greening paid to women farmers by county in each of the years 2016 to 2020 and to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49093/21]