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SUAS (Sustainable Uplands Agri-environment Scheme) Project





Project Details

Geographical location (NUTS3) Dublin & Mid-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 €1,950,000

This EIP-AGRI project aims to address the complex agricultural, environmental and socioeconomic challenges associated with the management of commonages and farms in the Wicklow/Dublin uplands through the development of an innovative yet practical, locally-led pilot framework.

  • You can find a full description of this project’s rationale, aims, objectives and activities on page 26 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

SUAS Project – Lessons Learned to Date

SUAS Project Manager, Declan Byrne, 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/_YP_s10smiw

SUAS Project – Contact Details

SUAS Project Manager: Declan Byrne

SUAS Project Email: declan.suas@wicklowuplands.ie

SUAS Project Website: https://wicklowuplands.ie/suasproject/

SUAS Project Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SUASproject/