Extension of Agri Food Strategy Board tenure sensible - Archibald
Sinn Féin's Caoimhe Archibald has said the announcement that the tenure of the Agri Food Strategy Board will be extended is appropriate under current circumstances.
The former Chair of the Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs said:
"The tenure of the board was due to end on 19th February which is in the middle of the election campaign. As we are also facing the triggering of Article 50 at the end of March it makes sense to allow the current board to continue until the end of May.
"The Going for Growth strategy as launched under then Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill, has produced good results and useful strategies including the Sustainable Land Use Strategy and the Bovine TB Eradication Strategy.
"As highlighted in yesterday's statement from the ministers there are some pieces of work outstanding, in particular the Strategic Marketing Body.
"It would be good to see some progress on this in the next short while."