A delegation from Macra na Feirme participated in an international convention for plant protection in Europe and a CEJA working group hosted by German young farmers’ organisation BDL in Cologne, Germany, from 25 to 27 February.

The working group discussed the current greening measures and their implications for young farmers in each member state. The European Commission has requested submissions on greening and CEJA and Macra will make a submission based on the experience and recommendations of young farmers on items such as the three-crop rule, EFAs, buffer strips, etc.