€3M Protein Aid Scheme
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney today announced that payments have now commenced under the Protein Aid Scheme. The Scheme was introduced as a coupled support in 2015 as part of the implementation of the reformed CAP package in Ireland.
Minister Coveney stated “I am delighted to confirm that payments are now issuing under the Protein Aid Scheme. The €3m set aside for this Scheme is an important support for the production of protein crops in Ireland. I recently announced that the rate payable under this Scheme had been increased to €280 per hectare, and this support will now work to underpin growth in the sector and to provide a more consistent supply of Irish grown protein”