Synopsis: Here you will find a list of Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development research papers published during 2013.
Overview of approaches to farm safety – Northern Ireland, Great Britain and Republic of Ireland
- Date: 10/12/2013
This paper provides an overview of issues relating to farm safety in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, under the following 3 areas: Agriculture related accident statistics; Farm safety risk factors; and Existing farm safety mechanisms and initiatives.
CAP Reform 2014–20:EU Agreement and Implementation in the UK and in Ireland
- Date: 20/11/2013 - Author: Mark Allen RaISe, Emma Downing HoC Library,Tom Edwards(SPICe), Nia Seaton NAW Research Service, Maggie Semple Houses of the Oireachtas Library and Research Service
This paper sets out the reactions and emerging implementation decisions of the four countries of the UK, and also of Ireland, in relation to the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform package for 2014-20. The new agreement, which is in its final stages of EU negotiation, allows Member States and their devolved administrations a great deal of flexibility in terms of how they implement the provisions. The implementation decisions taken within the UK and in Ireland could therefore differ considerably, despite the intra-UK and international (Irish/UK) shared borders. This paper seeks to indicate where the key differences and common approaches are emerging. It also considers the possible trajectory of future CAP reform.
Overview of the sea fishing sector in Northern Ireland – Spring 2013
- Date: 30/05/2013 - Author: Mark Allen
This paper provides a brief overview of the current state of the sea fishing sector within Northern Ireland under the following areas:
The current state of fish stocks utilised;
The size of the fishing fleet;
The role of DARD in relation to sea fishing;
The role of the local Fish Producer Organisations; and
The role and level of professional skills and training within the local industry
Issues affecting the viability of Agricultural businesses in Northern Ireland – Autumn 2012
- Date: 10/04/2013 - Author: Mark Allen
This paper provides a brief overview of some of the factors perceived as having a negative impact on agricultural profitability within Northern Ireland over recent months, including the cost of inputs, the farm gate price for produce, the operation of the food supply chain and the weather.