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DAFM Fail to Make Ground on Licence Targets In the first 19 weeks of 2022 DAFM are behind on all private sector licences. The state has received 135% of the target for felling licences for the first 19 weeks of 2022.   1/3
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Afforestation is in a very sad state of 54% of the DAFM target of licences in the first 19 weeks of 2022. 2/3
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Minister @McConalogue and Minister @pippa_hackett, as members of the farming community, would you not be concerned at the lack of balance in the approach by DAFM to achieving licence targets? #SaveIrishForestry 3/3
THREAD - SEEFA strongly supports the creation of a Forestry Development Agency (FDA). SEEFA strongly supports recent calls for the creation of a Forestry Development Agency (FDA).
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Forestry in Ireland has the potential to be a world-class industry, driven by some of the best conditions in the world for growing trees, and a very well-developed timber processing sector.
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Sadly, in recent years this potential has been undermined by a lack of vision and leadership in the Forest Service. A key step in addressing this leadership vacuum would be the establishment of an FDA with the powers to make changes to enable the sector to meet its potential.
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Forestry is the only natural resource sector without an independent statutory agency to lead and promote it. Other sectors are well represented such as food (@Bordbia), sea fisheries (BIM) and renewable energy (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (@SEAI_ie)
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Have Ash Growers been forgotten? The devastation being caused by the ash dieback disease is the single biggest blow suffered by forest growers in Ireland. 1/3
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Since June 2020, the Forest Service has had a woefully inadequate scheme in place to address this. This scheme has been an unmitigated disaster, with a very small number of applications approved to date. 2/3
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Despite the fact that there are almost 400 applications in the queue, there have been zero approvals issued in the last five weeks! Each of these 400 applications is a landowner in a distressing situation, through no fault of their own. #SaveIrishForestry 3/3
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THREAD - We Need Wood SEEFA members are busy harvesting this time of year, helping to keep our sawmills supplied, and delivering whole logs that are converted to timber supply for our homes, farms and businesses. 1/4
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SEEFA support COFORD’s recommendation that; “Central government and local authorities should promote the use of a wood first policy and should introduce whole life carbon reporting throughout the construction sector” 2/4
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Wood products contribute to reducing the life cycle emissions of buildings through; 3/4
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* low embodied carbon * Carbon sequestration/storage * Substitution where wood grown in Irish forests can substitute more carbon-intensive building materials, while at the same time supporting local employment in the forestry supply chain #SaveIrishForestry 4/4
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THREAD - Forestry Licencing Plan - • Coillte are doing well • Afforestation is not really happening • Private felling is lagging • Forest roads doing well 1/3
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Overall it is disappointing to see that in the first 4 months of 2022 that DAFMs @agriculture_ie licencing plan is not achieving its targets for farmers and private forest owners. 2/3
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Minister @pippa_hackett it is hard for us to have confidence when your Department is not achieving its targets for private growers. #SaveIrishForestry 3/3
The EU Commission agrees that there is not enough focus on tree planting in Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan “Irelands plan does not address the need to improve sequestration from forest and woodland.” 3/4
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SEEFA believes DAFM are avoiding woodland creation in the CAP due to the current failed licencing process Minister Pippa Hackett, will you make the necessary changes to address the lack of ambition for woodland creation in CAP? 4/4 agriland.ie/farming-news/cap…
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