Macra na Feirme recently launched the organisation’s policy paper, CAP 2020 – Young Farmer Roadmap for Generational Renewal after a significant national consultation process, which included engagement with approximately 1,000 young farmers who expressed their vision for CAP 2020.

Speaking at the launch of the Macra na Feirme CAP 2020 policy, national president Seán Finan said: “CAP payments need to support active farmers who are delivering public goods and all CAP 2020 measures need to be young farmer-proofed with a top-up for young farmers on all measures. We call for the commitment of a minimum of 10% of the total CAP budget to be dedicated towards young farmer measures.”