The INHFA are part of the Women in Agriculture Stakeholder Group (WASG). This is an independent voluntary body made up of representatives from all the farm organisations in Ireland. The group was established in 2021 with the sole purpose of representing the interests of women in farming under the next Common Agricultural Policy (2023-2027). The WASG included a number of proposed CAP interventions in their CAP submission document, three of which were included in the Government approved CAP Strategy (2023-2027), in October this year.
These policies include:
- A 60% Targeted Agriculture Modernization Scheme (TAMS) grant for women up to the age of 66 years.
- The option of female-only knowledge Transfer Groups which they will receive a payment for.
- A National Women in Agriculture Dialogue/Conference.
Aideen McGloin INHFA Sligo speaking at the INHFA AGM 2023