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Blackstairs Farming Futures Project Overview

This 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 view/download a full description of this project’s rationale, aims, objectives and activitieshere
  • The EIP-AGRI Service Point Operational Group abstract for this project can be found here
  • Information about the Blackstairs Farming Futures Project can also be found on the Irish NRN’s interactive ‘One-Stop-Shop’ Storyboard of EIP-AGRI Operational Groups in Ireland.

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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

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A comprehensive update on the Blackstairs Farming Futures (BFF) Project can also be found on the Teagasc website.

See: https://www.teagasc.ie/news–events/daily/sheep/blackstairs-farming-futures-bff.php


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

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