Concern Over Green Proposals

Mar 07, 2012, 08:35 AM, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

As a result of concerns with draft proposals in the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), the Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development met with local stakeholders to discuss the impact the ‘green’ proposals could have. The proposals aim to benefit the climate and environment by making agriculture more sustainable and by financially rewarding farmers who follow certain agricultural practices. Michael Hamell, Head of the European Commission for the Environment’s Agriculture, Forests and Soil Department presented the proposals at the event which provided an opportunity for the Committee and stakeholders to question and discuss the issues. We caught up with Committee Chair, Mr Paul Frew to find out more about the event and what impact these proposals will have on the farming and rural communities throughout Northern Ireland. #CAP #Committee #Stormont

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