Increase in forest road grants

The IFA has welcomed a 20% increase in forest road grants.

IFA National Farm Forestry Chairman, Pat Collins has welcomed the increase in the length of forest road grant-aided under the Forest Road Scheme secured under the Mid-term Review of the Forestry Programme 2014 – 2020.

The length is increased from 20m/ha to 25m/ha.

He said, “This is a very important increase; the additional support is needed to support farmers to construct essential infrastructure to access and mobilise timber”.