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EIP-AGRI Conference Report

National Rural Network Events Calendar

The National Rural Network has created an innovative events calendar for anyone interested in agriculture and rural development.

The calendar is easy to navigate and will keep you up to date with the latest upcoming events relating to Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027.

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: Friday, May 5th  from 09:30-10:30am

Guest Speaker(s): Per-Erik Mellander and Jason Galloway, ACP, Teagasc.

Topic: Water quality trends from the Agricultural Catchments Programme / Questions & Answers

Webinar Series
EIP-AGRI Conference Report

EIP-AGRI National Conference 2022

On the 28th of November 2022, the National Rural Network (NRN) hosted an EIP-AGRI National Conference on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). A detailed report was subsequently produced by the NRN documenting the key messages emerging from the event.

30th Anniversary of the LEADER Programme

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

LEADER Programme

Public consultation seeking themes for European Innovation Partnership (EIP-Agri) Projects under the CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027

The Minister for Land Use and Biodiversity, Senator Pippa Hackett, at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today launched a public consultation seeking potential themes for European Innovation Partnership (EIP-Agri) projects under the CAP Strategic Plan...

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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.

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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.​ 

NRN Case Studies

Visit our library of case-studies from across our NRN themes.

NRN Partners & Funders

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Tel: 090 6482744
Email: info@nationalruralnetwork.ie



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