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McConalogue Publishes Agriculture, Food and the Marine Action Plan for 2022

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, has published the Action Plan for implementation by his department in 2022.

The Action Plan sets out the 130 actions that his department has committed to deliver in 2022 to progress the commitments made in its Statement of Strategy 2021-2024.

Commenting on the Action Plan the Minister said, “this Action Plan for 2022 sets out the ambitious plan of action for my department this year across the entire range of its activities. The actions in this Action Plan, which are already underway, build on the work done and projects delivered under Action Plan 2021 which was the first Action Plan released under my department’s Statement of Strategy 2021-2024. The actions range from plans to progress Food Vision 2030, implement the new CAP Strategic Plan and to deliver on our commitments in the Forestry and Marine sectors.”

“The focus of our work is building a resilient, exciting and futureproofed sector our farmers, fishers and producers as well as the wider general public. The agri, food, fishing and forestry sectors play a critical role in a balanced economy as well as providing the bedrock for a multi-billion sector that feeds so many people at home and internationally.”

Minister of State for Agriculture with responsibility for Land Use and Biodiversity, Senator Pippa Hackett said, “I am pleased that the Action Plan for 2022 will address many of the challenges that are facing our sector and will progress the many climate change actions that are needed.”

Martin Heydon, Minister of State with special responsibility for Research and Development, Farm Safety and New Market Development at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, commented, “in the coming year we will continue to support innovative ways of promoting and improving farm health, safety and wellbeing on Irish farms – a key priority for me and for all of the farming community.”