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Chart C.4.iii. Number of dormant shares in commonage

Commonage means land owned in common and managed by more than one person. There are ca. 440,000 ha of commonage land in Ireland, owned by over 15,000 farmers. Not all of this commonage land is claimed under a single payment scheme from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). Dormant or unused shares in commonage result in unequal resource use by other farmers, habitat degradation and can confound sustainable management of this resource. This indicator tracks dormancy in the commonage resource and is expressed as the % area of the total resource that is unclaimed in a given year.

Information on Commonage Monitoring by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) can be found here:

http://www.npws.ie/research-projects/agri-ecology-research

Information on Commonage Framework Plans from the DAFM can be found here:

http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/ruralenvironment/commonageframeworkplans/

C.4.iii.

Number of dormant shares in commonage

Commonage means land owned in common and managed by more than one person. Dormant or unused shares in commonage result in unequal resource use by other farmers, habitat degradation and can confound sustainable management of this resource. This indicator tracks dormancy in the commonage resource and is expressed as the % area of the total resource that is unclaimed in a given year.

Created: 2014-02-07 10:54:36 | Updated: 2015-12-08 12:27:41