Written answers

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Common Agricultural Policy

Photo of Matt CarthyMatt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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187. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the indicative allocation within in his proposed CAP Strategic Plan he plans to use as a mechanism to address the issues faced by the so-called forgotten farmers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [60643/21]

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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The Programme for Government ‘Our Shared Future’ contains a commitment to seek to resolve the issue of support for the category of farmers known as Forgotten Farmers.

I have asked officials in my Department to examine options to address the issue of forgotten farmers both through the next CAP and also through other measures to support this group. I am committed to helping this cohort of farmers and I will bring forward proposals in the time ahead.

The outline of any schemes supported under the next CAP and details of the Terms and Conditions for eligibility under such schemes, or for other supports available, will be set out once all the relevant EU Regulations are agreed and finalised.


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