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MOPS (Maximising Organic Production Systems) Project





Project Details

Geographical location (NUTS3) Ireland (not limited to one region)
Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)
Project Duration 2018 – 2020
Total Budget €597,416

This EIP-AGRI Project aims to optimize organic horticultural production in Ireland and improve continuity of short supply chains for the national market through the creation of a collaborative crop­ping system that corresponds to growing retailer demands, in addition to making farms more sustainable through reducing dependency on nutrient imports.

MOPS Project – Participating Farmer Insight

The 4th episode of the Irish NRN’s Video Blog (Vlog) series on farmers who are participating in Ireland’s 23 EIP-AGRI projects located throughout the country featured Louise Rankin from the Maximising Organic Production Systems (MOPS) Project who explains how this project is working on the ground and making a difference at farm level. You can view this video blog here:  https://youtu.be/uLAbjTI_lW0

MOPS Project – NRN Guest Blog

Gillian Westbrook, Project Manager of the MOPS Project and CEO of the Irish Organic Association (IOA) whom are the lead partner of the project, wrote a guest blog for the NRN providing an informative overview of the origins of this three-year project and its role in developing efficiencies at farm level to supply a growing demand for organic fruit and vegetables in Ireland. Gillian also outlines some of the insights and lessons learned from this innovative project to date. You can read this blog here: https://www.nationalruralnetwork.ie/eip-agri-blog/maximising-organic-production-systems-mops/

This blog can also be found on page 13 of the NRN’s ‘Multi-Actor Perspectives: EIP-AGRI Guest Blogs – Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020’ booklet. Please see: https://bit.ly/3vW0qM2

MOPS Project – Contact Details

MOPS Project Manager: Gillian Westbrook

MOPS Project Email: gillian.westbrook@irishoa.ie

MOPS Project Website: https://www.irishorganicassociation.ie/eip/

MOPS Project Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/mopsorganic