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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

Remember to sign up for the ongoing weekly SignPost Series programme led-by Teagasc and supported by Dairy Sustainably Ireland, National Rural Network and Food Drink Ireland Skillnet here.

The SignPost Series also have a Podcast vault for you to listen back to valuable information and discussions. You can download it here.

The Signpost Series Podcast provides knowledge and information to farmers and the
agriculture sector on maintaining and improving the environment. Topics covered include greenhouse gas emissions, water quality, biodiversity and soils.

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

July 2023 EU CAP Network LEADER E-Newsletter

A new EU CAP Network E-Newsletter dedicated to sharing LEADER experiences and success stories from Local Action Groups (LAGs) across Member States was launched earlier this year. This publication provides a quarterly round-up of the main LEADER-related activities...

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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.

Latest NRN Blog Posts

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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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