Enhancing the reduction of the adverse effects of acidity loading by incorporating water protection measures relating to acid sulphate soils into the support schemes for agriculture, forestry and drainage.
STATE OF IMPLEMENTATION
Completed. (All the elements of the measure have been completed both in terms of time and at all planned locations. If a measure consists of an unlimited continuum of measures, a measure can be regarded as having been completed once the first sub-measure has been completed.)
The prevention of the adverse effects of acid sulphate soils is supported in field areas by promoting controlled drainage and permanent grass. Acid sulphate soils have been taken into account in the support schemes for agriculture and forestry. In the agricultural subsidy programme 2014–2022, acid sulphate soils were taken into account, but farmers did not implement measures as targeted. For instance, the rates of implementation of measures relating to grass on acid sulphate soils and farm-specific advisory services are less than 10% of the target. The new CAP plan (2023–2027) does not include any separate measures for acid sulphate soils.
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF, as the first responsible party), Ministry of the Environment (YM)