The National Rural Network have recently released the 5th episode of our Video Blog (Vlog) series featuring farmers who are participating EIP-AGRI projects throughout Ireland. The latest Vlog features three farmers who are involved in the Mulkear EIP Project, along with an introduction to the project from its Manager, Carol Quish, and an overview of the project’s innovative farmer-led activities from its Field Officer, Gearoid Maher.

You can view the Vlog below (or open it in Youtube here): 

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) on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM).

The Mulkear EIP-AGRI project aims to deliver a catchment sensitive approach to farming in a catchment which is ‘At Risk’, by working with local farmers to support them to stay farming whilst simultaneously bringing about improvements in water quality, riparian management and instream habitats.

You can find a full description of this project’s rationale, aims, objectives and activities on page 20 of the NRN’s ‘EIP-AGRI: Ireland’s Operational Groups’ Booklet. Please see: https://bit.ly/2Ptv0vA

The EIP-AGRI Service Point Operational Group abstract for this project can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/eip/agriculture/en/find-connect/projects/mulkear-eip-innovation-technology-kt-farmer-led

Mulkear EIP Project Contact Details

Mulkear EIP Project Manager: Carol Quish

Mulkear EIP Project Email: carol@mulkeareip.com

Mulkear EIP Project Website: https://www.mulkeareip.com/

Mulkear EIP Project Twitter: https://twitter.com/mulkear

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 (Extended to 2022).