Our Organisation Search
Quick Links
Toggle: Topics
Placeholder image

ASSAP Interim Report #2

04 October 2021
Type Report

Agricultural Sustainability Support and Advisory Programme (ASSAP) Interim Report #2 | 2020

Download Publication (PDF)

The second Agricultural Sustainability Support and Advisory Programme (ASSAP) interim report, from Teagasc and Dairy Sustainability Ireland, focuses on the continued provision of the ASSAP advisory service and interaction with farmers up until the 31st December 2020.

Progress was made on identifying issues in PAA’s and the implementation of actions on farms with 1,810 farms assessed in total and 391 follow up farm visits conducted. This is despite the impact the Covid 19 pandemic had on the implementation of the programme in 2020 due to restrictions on farm visits.

Diffuse losses of phosphorus (P), sediment and nitrogen (N) to waters continue to dominate as water quality pressures. The loss of P through overland flow, nutrient management, buffers and livestock access to watercourses were identified as key issues contributing to the pressures on waters.

Central to the ASSAP has been the support the programme has received from Government, the Dairy Industry and the farming sector.

Find out more about ASSAP here