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Just 40.9% of farmers in the border region have succession plan in place

May 31, 2022 11:05 By News Northern Sound
Just 40.9% of farmers in the border region have succession plan in place Just 40.9% of farmers in the border region have succession plan in place
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'The number of female land owners in the border counties is only set to increase from 13% to 14%'

The latest CSO figures on succession planning in the farming sector point to the border region of Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo and Leitrim having the lowest proportion of farmers with a succession plan in place.

Just 40.9% of farmers in the region have organised a plan.

Meanwhile, the 2020 census highlighted how just 13% of farm owners were women.

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But the latest CSO figures focused on succession planning, indicate that the gender ratio of farmers is set to change from 87% male and 13% in 2020 to 81.6% male and 16.2% female in the coming years.

The mid-east, Dublin and the south-west regions are set to see the largest number of women inheriting farms (18%) while the number of female land owners in the border counties is only set to increase from 13% to 14%.

The figures also showed that there were 1,686 organic farms in Ireland in 2020.

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