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ICOS invites its members to circulate and participate in Ireland’s first national farm inclusivity survey. 

The survey has been developed by the Women in Agriculture Stakeholders Group (WASG) and the University of Limerick (UL) and will be used to benchmark the progress made by various incoming policy measures, under the CAP 2023 and Food Vision 2030, to address the challenges in the sector regarding diversity and inclusivity.

The survey is anonymous and takes less than five minutes to complete. We invite both men and women to take part and share their input.

Irish dairy farms operate as family businesses, with CSO figures indicating that 70,000 women work on farms every day. However just 13,000 women are recognised as officially farming and in receipt of farm payments.

The survey is being undertaken with the collaboration of Mary Curtin, a PhD scholar at the University of Limerick who is currently examining female farm ownership from a legal, financial, social and cultural standpoint.

To find a link to the survey please click here: https://unioflimerick.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0P7x4JtA5jAzSlw

Alison Graham – European Affairs Executive