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Farm Viability and Competitiveness
The National Rural Network (NRN) will highlight the challenges and present good practice models that can support farms and Irish agriculture to remain viable and competitive.
Areas of focus are driven by the NRN’s ongoing networking and priorities of the RDP including:
- Farm succession and inheritance
- Women in agriculture
- Rural business
- Organic farming.
Rural Services - Expand Your Horizons
As part of ‘Expand Your Horizons 2017 – Reaching Out to Rural Ireland’ Teagasc and the NRN brought together over 20
An innovative series of evening seminars took place from January to March 2017 to promote the value of rural Ireland and
- Find out their options for farm diversification
- Consider a new farm business or off-farm enterprise
- Explore options for retraining for a new job
- Learn about applying for funding opportunities under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020
- Find out about how to access LEADER funding.
Check out videos from contributors to Expand Your Horizons.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., today announced the schedule of in-person Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) clinics to assist farmers in making their BPS and the other related schemes applications online. Minister McConalogue...
The next event in the RDS Climate-Smart Agriculture Series will discuss the potential of the organic sector in Ireland, in conjunction with the LIFT ('Low-Input Farming and Territories – Integrating knowledge for improving ecosystem-based farming') H2020 project. ...
In this National Rural Network Farm Viability and Competitiveness guest blog, Dr Aisling Murtagh, RURALIZATION Postdoctoral Researcher in the Discipline of Geography’s Rural Studies Unit at NUI Galway and Dr Maura Farrell, Lecturer in the Discipline of Geography at...
In this National Rural Network guest blog, Horticulturalist Tara Kate Linnane, who was runner up in this year’s RTÉ Super Garden Competition, outlines her educational and professional background in the agri-food sector to date. She also provides us with an insight...
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