Family farming and fair commodity pricing are among the central tenets of Fianna Fáil’s new agriculture policy.
The lead opposition party says it is committed to ensuring family farming stays the mainstay of Irish agriculture.
It aims to achieve this with measures supporting increased farm profitability for the producer, a fairer and simpler CAP.
The party also proposes to create a better balance between environmental responsibilities with food security, plus fair farm inspections and proportionate penalties.
Fianna Fáil agriculture spokesman Éamon Ó Cuív said: “Family farming is at the heart of the Irish agriculture industry and Fianna Fáil has built this policy around the protection and progression of these businesses.
“Farming must remain an attractive and profitable activity in all regions and across all land types and commodities.
"This strategy aims to ensure that all land types are farmed and that land abandonment is avoided. Protecting the primary producer in the market place is another core party policy.
"Under Fianna Fáil, the development of a world-class agri-food business was initiated in the Food Harvest 2020 strategy.”
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