Consultation on Future Agricultural Policy Proposals for Northern Ireland

Consultation opened on 21 December 2021. Closing date 15 February 2022.

Summary

The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has published a Consultation on the Future Agricultural Policy Proposals for Northern Ireland emerging from the already published Future Agricultural Policy Framework Portfolio. The Framework charts the way forward for a future agricultural policy which better meets Northern Ireland’s needs and we look forward to hearing your views on the range of associated policy proposals that are being developed to achieve its four key outcomes of increased productivity, environmental sustainability, improved resilience and an effective functioning supply chain. Responses to this consultation will help redefine our agricultural policy and target support to meet our local priorities and needs more effectively to develop a future sustainable agricultural industry.

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Consultation description

Consultation on Future Agricultural Policy Proposals for Northern Ireland

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is delighted to present this Consultation on the Future Agricultural Policy Proposals for Northern Ireland and looks forward to hearing your views.

The Consultation sets out the high level policy proposals of the workstreams that are being developed to achieve the four key outcomes of the Future Agricultural Policy Framework Portfolio published by the Department on 24 August 2021.

For each workstream consideration of the main issues, policy proposals and design principles is provided and views sought through a series of questions. Responses will help shape future support measures and pave the way to a tailored agricultural policy that best meets the needs of Northern Ireland.

The vision for a future agricultural regime that promotes productive, efficient practices through greater innovation and capacity, whilst protecting the environment, animal health and welfare and public health, will take a collaborative effort with industry and stakeholders in the co-development and design of new measures and interventions. This will facilitate transition from the existing CAP Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 construct to new approaches and support systems which better address the needs of Northern Ireland agriculture, the environment and rural communities.

This public consultation is open for a period of 8 weeks until 23:59, 15 February 2022. We encourage you to respond as early as possible. We welcome views from all sectors, age-groups, organisations and individuals. Consultation responses will be used to inform the development of agricultural policy to develop a future sustainable agricultural industry.

We plan to host 4 virtual consultation events where you can obtain more information on the Consultation. For more information on each event and how to register, please see key dates in the table below.

Virtual Consultation Event Consultation Event Date How to Register
Future Agricultural Policy Proposals Consultation Information Session 1 Tuesday 11 January
2pm-3pm
Presentation
Future Agricultural Policy Proposals Consultation Information Session 2 Thursday 20 January
7pm-8pm
Presentation
Future Agricultural Policy Proposals Consultation Information Session 3 Friday 28 January
2pm-3pm
Presentation
Future Agricultural Policy Proposals Consultation Information Session 4 Wednesday 02 February
10am-11am
Presentation
Recording
Registration for each event will open approximately 1 week before the event

 

• Click here to view documents relating to the responses to the consultation.
• Click here to view documents relating to the decisions taken in response to the consultation.

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