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9. Agriculture and Water - Jack Nolan - Water Event 2019

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This presentation was given at the EPA’s National Water Event 2019, which took place on 29 and 30 May 2019 in Galway. This presentation by Jack Nolan from the Dept. of Agriculture Food and Marine

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9. Agriculture and Water - Jack Nolan - Water Event 2019

  1. 1. Agriculture and water EPA water conference Galway May 29th 2018
  2. 2. An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara │ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  3. 3. An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara │ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  4. 4. An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara │ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  5. 5. An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara │ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  6. 6. An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara │ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  7. 7. An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara │ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Nitrates and the WFD: Irish context • In 2001-2003 82 river sites had highest water quality status, in 2013-2015 this was only 21
  8. 8. An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara │ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  9. 9. An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara │ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  10. 10. An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara │ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  11. 11. Green Low-carbon Agri-environment Scheme (GLAS) • 16,600 km watercourses protected from bovines • 4,900 using low emission slurry spreading • 24,800 ha wild bird cover • 281,600 ha low input permanent pasture An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara │ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Rural Development Programme (RDP 2014 – 2020) Total RDP Funding €4bn GLAS Funding €1.3bn
  12. 12. 12 An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara │ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  13. 13. How will the new green architecture change? Reward for doing more Eco schemes in Pillar I Agri-environment- climate schemes in Pillar II Cross Compliance Greening in Pillar I Agri-environment-climate schemes in Pillar 2 Strenghtened Conditionality Current Structure Proposed Structure Mandatory for DP Mandatory for DP + Mandatory for full DP Reward for doing more An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara │ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  14. 14. New, enhanced conditionality (on climate/environment, 14 practices built on EU standards (related to climate change, water, soil, biodiversity and landscapes) and requirements from Nitrates Directive, Water Framework Directive and Natura 2000 Directives) Eco-schemes in Pillar I Environment and climate schemes in Pillar II Area-specific disadvantages Investments Innovation Knowledge transfer Farm advisory services Cooperation THE NEW GREEN TOOL BOX An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara │ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  15. 15. An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara │ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine The Challenge • Animal numbers increasing • Fertiliser efficiency not optimised • GHG and ammonia reductions required • The natural world is not improving Need a balance between production and environment
  16. 16. “We must, indeed all hang together or, must assuredly, we shall hang separately” Benjamin Franklin An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara │ Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Conclusions

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