Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said organic farming should be included in rural development programmes.
Ms Anderson said;
“I have met representatives of those involved in the organic farming sector and listened to the issues they are facing.
“The organic farming sector has been growing rapidly over recent years as more and more people are choosing organic produce.
“Speaking to those involved in organic farming, I have been impressed by the methods they use, the quality of their produce, and the positive impact they are having in the environment.
“Sinn Féin has long been supportive of organic farming and wants to see this sector grow.
“I would encourage agriculture ministers across Ireland to include organic farming in rural development plans.”