Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine


Client Details:

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Customer Name:Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine


The Problem

Under EU legislation all member states must take necessary measures to ensure that transactions financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund are not only carried out but are also implemented correctly. For this purpose national authorities are required to operate an Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) in order to ensure that payments are made correctly and irregularities prevented.

As the Irish Government’s accredited paying agency the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) is responsible for the management and control of all payments in application of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The DAFM requires a number of tasks to be completed in order that payments may be made to farmers under their area based schemes. Applications are submitted to DAFM online or by post with approximately 30,000 digitised each scheme year.

What We Did

Mallon Technology provides an experienced project team of up to 78 people with relevant skills and third level qualifications on this project. The project is managed by a dedicated project management team across the DAFM offices in Dublin and Portlaoise. The profile of the project team includes project managers, a quality management team, training staff, spatial analysts and a team of GIS technicians.

The project involves the data capture (digitising) and update of land parcel vectors using an existing Geographical Information System (Land Parcel Identification System). The system combines business and geospatial data in a web-based system and supports over €1.6bn in direct payments to the farming community on an annual basis.

The Benefits

  • The DAFM are able to process all payments efficiently and in full compliance with EU regulations
  • The national dataset is maintained and can be shared with other stakeholders
  • The LPIS system can be used as a spatial decision support/policy support system by an expert team

Why us:

  • Geospatial and remote sensing expertise
  • Large flexible team of geospatial experts
  • Software development capabilities
  • Experience working on large scale projects
  • Proven project management capability
  • Full working knowledge of EU regulatory requirements
  • ISO 9001:2015 accredited
  • Provide quality driven processes

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