Parts of Ireland’s Cap strategy ‘very problematic’, expert says

Dr James Moran of GMIT is to warn that a limit of €10,000 on payments for agri-environmental schemes will not be sufficient

2nd November, 2021
Parts of Ireland’s Cap strategy ‘very problematic’, expert says
Ireland is ‘not in a good place’ when it comes to the relationship between agriculture and the environment, an academic will warn today. Picture: Getty

A core element of Ireland’s Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) strategic plan – limiting payments for new “eco schemes” to a maximum €10,000 – has been described as “very problematic” by a leading academic in the field.

Dr James Moran, a lecturer in biology and ecology at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), will today tell the Oireachtas climate committee that Ireland is “not in a good place” regarding the relationship...

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