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REAP Assessments

Result Based Agri Environment Pilot Project (REAP) Refresher Training

The National Rural Network, on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, is coordinating REAP Refresher training events for ACA members and other farm advisers. The training is in the form of a series of half-day events in locations across the country. 

We have 10 such events lined up for late June / early July 2022. Please visit the link below to find the training session that suits you.

LEADER Programme

30th Anniversary of the LEADER Programme

Taking a look back at the LEADER programme, including the various ways the NRN has engaged with it.

The Sign Post Webinar Series

In association with our industry partners, we are pointing the way to a low emissions agriculture through informative webinars.

These one-hour webinars will focus on key topics to provide and equip agri-professionals with a better understanding of current research to meet the needs of clients.

Join us on Friday, June 24th from 09:30-10:30am

Guest Speaker(s): Incorporation and Benefits of Trees on the Farm

Topic: Tom Houlihan, Forestry Specialist, Teagasc / Questions & Answers

Webinar Series

EIP-AGRI: Ireland’s Operational Groups 2019 Booklet

The National Rural Network team at NUI Galway have designed and produced a booklet entitled ‘EIP-AGRI: Ireland’s Operational Groups 2019’ to highlight and promote the 23 Irish EIP-AGRI Operational Groups selected by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Latest NRN Blog Posts

Reimagining Rural Futures

In this National Rural Network EIP-AGRI guest blog, Dr Brendan Dunford, Manager of the Burren Programme, explains that the role of the farmer is much more than just being a ‘food producer’, but also one that deliveries a number of agri-environmental public goods as...

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The National Rural Network (NRN)

The National Rural Network (NRN) is a component of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (RDP) led by Irish Rural Link in partnership with The Wheel, NUI Galway and Philip Farrelly & Co.

The overall aim of the NRN is to build and sustain a membership-based network that maximises the beneficial outcomes of the Rural Development Programme.​ 

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