The Irish National Rural Network (NRN) have recently released the 3rd episode of our Video Blog (Vlog) series on farmers who are participating in Ireland’s 23 EIP-AGRI projects located throughout the country. The latest Vlog features Kieran Doona from the MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP Project who explains how this innovative, locally-led project is working on the ground, at farm level.

Patricia Deane, MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP Project Manager, is also featured in this Vlog providing us with an overview of this project that aims to improve the economic viability of farming in the MacGillycuddy Reeks through the development of practical, achievable actions and innovative solutions to address the issues facing farmers on the Reeks, as well as protect biodiversity in this Natura 2000 area.

Watch the video below:

This good practice dissemination platform is just one of a number of multi-method communication strategies being implemented by the NRN to maximize the success of the objectives set out in Ireland’s Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM).

The EIP-AGRI initiative was set up by the European Commission to promote innovation and foster sustainable growth within the agri-food sector and rural economy through a multi-actor approach involving farmers, researchers, advisors and agri-businesses. In Ireland, EIP-AGRI projects are co-funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and the EU under the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 – 2020.

More information about the MacGillycuddy Reeks Project EIP-AGRI Operational Group can be found below:

MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP Project Website
MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP Project Facebook Page