Agri-Environment Scheme

agri-environment scheme
Agriculture/Livestock News
€1.5bn agri-environment scheme named
The €1.5 billion scheme that is the single biggest investment ever by an Irish government has been named the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (‘ACRES’). This was announced recently by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue. This agri-environment scheme forms part of Ireland’s draft €9.8 billion CAP Strategic Plan (CSP) and will target 50,000 farm families. The announcement of the scheme name formed part of the update…
Co-operation key in roll-out of new Agri-Environment Scheme 
Eight areas have been identified as having environmental characteristics suitable for co-operation projects regarding the new CAP’s National Agri-Environment Scheme (AECM). Farmers in the identified areas are expected to engage in the new AECM through co-operation project teams. This comes as Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue announced the launch of a new tender process for the management of co-operation projects as part of the AECM.   It’s understood that these…