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In early February, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., announced the opening of public consultation on the development of a new agri-environmental results-based pilot project.

The Programme for Government commits to rewarding farmers for adapting to more sustainable farming methods and the development of a new agri-environment scheme capable of delivering broad environmental and biodiversity benefits that will align financial supports with climate objectives. To advance this objective, funding has been made available for 2021 for a results-based agri-environmental pilot project. The scheme will only be available to farmers who have not participated in GLAS and are not currently in other agri-environmental schemes.

The closing date for the receipt of view was Friday, February 26th, 2021. A summary of the current proposal can be accessed here.

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Source: NRN & DAFM

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