Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has launched a 75-point, three-year action plan for the agriculture and fishing sectors, with a special focus on farm incomes.
“The key priority for me as Minister, is the protection of incomes and the sustainable development of our sector,” Minister McConalogue.
“Our primary producers excel at supporting a range of ecosystems services, while playing a central role in the transformation of our economy and society towards a long-term sustainable future.
“We will provide a policy platform that protects incomes, ensures that our food offering is safe and of the highest quality and that our industry is environmentally sustainable and competitive.”
The Action Plan for 2021 will build on work already underway by the Department, including:
The Statement of Strategy sets out five strategic goals for the Department which will be underpinned by actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve water and air quality and reverse biodiversity decline.
The five goals are as follows: