IOA are delighted with the decision made by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) to honour the contracts made with organic farmers who are in both the AEOS and the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS). DAFM had decided to withdraw payments for the parcels of land designated as Species Rich Grassland, Traditional Hay Meadow and Riparian Margins for organic farmers who are participating in the AEOS and the OFS.
Gillian Westbrook, General Manager with IOA stated that “we are delighted with this reversal by DAFM to pay farmers for 2011, as farmers had signed up in the understanding that they would be paid for these areas under both schemes”.
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General Manager IOFGA
Tel 087 7819967
Development Officer IOFGA
Tel 087 6125989