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    What do you suggest, a Great Leap Forward?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schuhart View Post
    In Ireland, a farm labour force of 270,000 produces gross value added (i.e., value of what they produce less cost of inputs) of €2,345m. That’s about €8,700 each.

    In UK (which doesn’t even regard itself as an agricultural country) a farm labour force of 431,000 produces gross value added of €9,602m. That’s €22,280 each, making them more than twice as productive.

    Put simply, our agricultural sector is in the wrong hands and we should have a policy of prising the land out of the hands of the current unproductive cohort of farmers, so that it can be accessed by people who might actually put it to work.

    Sources for the figures at the URLs below:
    Eurostat - Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface (TGM) table
    Eurostat - Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface (TGM) table
    Yes lets give the Irish land to the "hard" working Dubs , talk about another Zimbabwe
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Two threads on farmers?
    There's an awful lot of them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schuhart View Post
    In Ireland, a farm labour force of 270,000 produces gross value added (i.e., value of what they produce less cost of inputs) of €2,345m. That’s about €8,700 each.

    In UK (which doesn’t even regard itself as an agricultural country) a farm labour force of 431,000 produces gross value added of €9,602m. That’s €22,280 each, making them more than twice as productive.

    Put simply, our agricultural sector is in the wrong hands and we should have a policy of prising the land out of the hands of the current unproductive cohort of farmers, so that it can be accessed by people who might actually put it to work.

    Sources for the figures at the URLs below:
    Eurostat - Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface (TGM) table
    Eurostat - Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface (TGM) table
    When travelling through the countryside, it is noticeable the amount of "unattended to" land that there is throughout our country.
    OK, not all land is "farmable", but the amount of non-tilled non-dairy land in this country tells it's own tale.
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    Yes a 5 year plan... The townies will go out and show those farmers a thing or two about industrial farming high quantity low quality.
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    Get those nigerian boys on the case they will make a fortune
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzbox View Post
    There's an awful lot of them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack O Neill View Post
    Yes lets give the Irish land to the "hard" working Dubs , talk about another Zimbabwe
    You come from the slums of Clondalkin PO'Neill.
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    The big difference is economy of scale.

    There are approximately 139,600 family farms in Ireland with an average size of 32.5 hectares per holding- CSO.

    . By far the largest average size of agricultural holdings in any of the EU Member States in 2013 was the 133 hectares recorded for the Czech Republic, with the second highest average recorded in the United Kingdom at 94 hectares. Six Member States reported average sizes below 10.0 hectares, with the smallest averages in Romania, Cyprus and Malta.
    Farm structure statistics - Statistics Explained
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    After Brexit Ireland's agricultural production will decrease.

    Those farmers can work for those fitms Charlie Flanagan keeps talking about but which seem shy about doing anything.
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