97pc of respondents to CAP reform debate 'not involved in farming'
The vast majority of respondents to the European Commissions consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy were not involved in farming.
In total the Commission received a total of 322,912 online contributions from all EU Member States. Among them, a total of 1,417 position papers were submitted.
In total there were 1,606 responses from Ireland accounting for just .5pc of the total. Some 46pc of the responses were from Germany with over 147,000 responses.
Most of the contributions sent at individual level have been sent by respondents who are not involved in farming.
Only 7pc of the replies come from individuals who see themselves as involved in farming.
The vast majority of the replies (97pc) were submitted by individuals. In particular, a large number of replies were submitted collectively through actions coordinated within the civil society. The analysis of results will specify the identification of the organised campaigns and related numbers.
A large variety of organisations participated in the consultation (from private to public bodies, NGOs, professional associations, national and regional authorities, associations, research organisations…).
A large part of these organisations are private enterprises (61pc) and work in the agricultural sector (77pc).