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Ireland bottom of the EU organic farming table

Irish farmers missing out on excellent opportunity to cash in on thriving market, writes Grace Maher

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William Mulhall with a newly-born calf at his Derrymullen farm in Allenwood, Co Kildare, where he hosted an organic farming demonstration day. Photo: Tony Gavin

William Mulhall with a newly-born calf at his Derrymullen farm in Allenwood, Co Kildare, where he hosted an organic farming demonstration day. Photo: Tony Gavin

Organic vegetable and fruit grower Grace Maher

Organic vegetable and fruit grower Grace Maher

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William Mulhall with a newly-born calf at his Derrymullen farm in Allenwood, Co Kildare, where he hosted an organic farming demonstration day. Photo: Tony Gavin

The third tranche of the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS) under the Rural Development Programme opened for one month at the end of 2018.

It is still too early to determine exactly how many farmers applied and will be accepted into this current tranche.


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