Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Tom Hayes today addressed the 39th Session of the FAO Conference in Rome. The theme of the debate was Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty and Hunger by Strengthening Rural Resilience: Social Protection and Sustainable Agricultural Development.
Agriculture MEPs want to better equip dairy farmers to face current challenges. They are calling on the EU to bring more balance into the supply chain, introduce better tools against market disturbances and help farmers find new outlets for their produce, says the agriculture committee in a draft, non-binding resolution adopted on Monday night.
Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphries, has heard concerns from the Irish Farmers' Assocation (IFA) in relation to a draft document on the conservation of the hen harrier.