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Land Mobility Programme surpassed all expectations, according to Macra President

Macra na Feirme’s pilot Land Mobility Programme has been a great success, and surpassed all expectations according to the Macra President.

The 3-year pilot programme came to a conclusion recently, and saw over 280 arrangements being made resulting in some 25,000 acres being farmed by younger trained farmers in collaborative arrangements.

The pilot programme was introduced after a Macra report in 2012 showed that one-quarter of Irish farmers are over the age of 65, and almost half had no identified successor.

Macra President Sean Finan from Ballinlough, Co Roscommon says the Land Mobility Service enables young farmers to access land more easily, while older farmers retain ownership of their land…..



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