EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Improvement, Janusz Wojciechowski has stated it’s essential to listen to the views of Irish farmers earlier than the Widespread Agricultural Coverage (CAP) Strategic Plan is being signed off.

In a gathering with Minister for Agriculture, Meals and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, the commissioner will focus on Eire’s CAP Strategic Plan which is being analysed by the European Fee.

The commissioner will go to Eire tomorrow (Monday, Might 30), to attend the World Potato Congress (WPC), whereas additionally addressing points together with animal welfare and sustainability throughout his go to.

Talking forward of his journey, the commissioner informed EU Information Radio he desires to reassure Irish farmers that the EU doesn’t wish to cut back animal farming within the bloc. 

Eire, as a big producer of dairy and beef, can also be an important contributor to meals safety in Europe and at a worldwide degree, in accordance with Commissioner Wojciechowski.

He added that you will need to assist these sectors to keep up the sturdy place of Eire.

Whereas the fee goals to cut back emissions in agriculture, in addition to in all sectors, it desires to realize this by way of monetary incentives for farmers to tackle higher practices together with carbon farming, he stated.

Commissioner Wojciechowski will even speak to leaders of the Irish Farmers’ Affiliation (IFA) earlier than visiting an natural vegetable farm in Dublin and a conventional household livestock farm in Dunshaughlin.

The event of natural farming in Eire will even be a precedence for the commissioner throughout his go to, in accordance with EU Information Radio.