Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, TD, recently announced the opening of a public consultation on the possible introduction of a pilot Financial Instrument under the Rural Development Programme (RDP) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme. The consultation is based on a detailed evaluation by Indecon Consultants, who were commissioned by the Department to assess the feasibility of such instruments. Please find press release here.
The consultation paper is available to download here.
Closing date for submissions is Friday 13th October, 2017