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Blackstairs Farming Futures





Project Details

Geographical location (NUTS3) South-East Region (IE)
Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)
Project Duration 2018 – 2022
Total Budget €1,500,000

This EIP-AGRI project aims to develop a new revenue stream for commonage farmers in the Blackstairs Mountains for the delivery of innovative ecosystem services whilst simultaneously improving habitat condition in the Blackstairs Mountain SAC and adjacent semi-natural habitats (peatlands, heathlands and grasslands).

  • You can find a full description of this project’s rationale, aims, objectives and activities on page 12 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

Blackstairs Farming Futures Project – Lessons Learned to Date

The Blackstairs Farming Futures Project Implementation Officer, Martin Shannon, provided an update of the various innovative methods being tested by, and subsequent lessons learned from this EIP-AGRI Operational Group project at the EIP-AGRI Symposium entitled ‘Sharing lessons learned and how these might help to inform Ireland’s CAP Strategic plan’ at the most recent Burren Winterage School held via Zoom in October 2020.

You can view this presentation here: https://youtu.be/yjIu1uEbBD8

Blackstairs Farming Futures Project – Contact Details

Blackstairs Farming Futures (BFF) Project Manager: Owen Carton

Blackstairs Farming Futures (BFF) Email: owen@bffutures.ie

Blackstairs Farming Futures (BFF) Project Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackstairsfarming/

Blackstairs Farming Futures (BFF) Project Twitter: https://twitter.com/blackstairsfarm?lang=en