Farm Safe – Farm Nature / Kids Colouring Competition
The National Rural Network have teamed up with AgriKids to help raise awareness among children of how farmers protect the environment and keep wildlife safe.
Farm Safe – Farm Nature is a children’s colouring competition targeted towards 5 to 12 year olds. Competition closes May 22nd.
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 29th from 09:30-10:30
Guest Speaker: James Humphreys, Teagasc
Topic: Low Carbon Dairy Farming
Focusing on sustainably lowering greenhouse gas emissions from pasture-based dairy production whilst maintaining high productivity and profitability levels.
COVID-19 Response from the National Rural Network
An important update from the National Rural Network on the escalating COVID-19 situation across Ireland.
Latest NRN News
The LIFE National Contact Point in the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) is hosting Ireland’s LIFE Information Day 2020, on Wednesday 10 June 2020 from 09.00 until 12.00. Find out about EU funding opportunities for environment,...
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D, today welcomed the news that his Department has issued GLAS PLUS payments amounting to over €675,000 to 3,200 GLAS farmers. These payments are made to farmers who, as part of their GLAS contract,...
Reinforcing Europe’s Resilience: Halting Biodiversity Loss and Building a Healthy and Sustainable Food System
Today, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives and a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system. The two strategies are mutually reinforcing, bringing...
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
In this EIP-AGRI guest blog, Dr Derek McLoughlin, Assistant Project Manager of the Pearl Mussel Project EIP-AGRI Operational Group provides us with a unique insight into the origins and ethos of this innovative pilot agri-environment programme seeking to improve the...
Meeting the Growing Demand for Organic Fruit and Vegetables in Ireland In this guest blog, Gillian Westbrook, Maximising Organic Production Systems (MOPS) EIP-AGRI Project Manager and CEO of the Irish Organic Association (IOA) whom are the lead partner of the project,...
In this guest blog, Dr Shane Conway, Researcher in the Discipline of Geography’s Rural Studies Unit at NUI Galway provides us with an insight into the importance of land mobility (i.e. transfer of land from one farmer to another, or from one generation to the...
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.