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Farm Viability and Competitiveness
The National Rural Network (NRN) will highlight the challenges and present good practice models that can support farms and Irish agriculture to remain viable and competitive.
Areas of focus are driven by the NRN’s ongoing networking and priorities of the RDP including:
- Farm succession and inheritance
- Women in agriculture
- Rural business
- Organic farming.
Rural Services - Expand Your Horizons
As part of ‘Expand Your Horizons 2017 – Reaching Out to Rural Ireland’ Teagasc and the NRN brought together over 20
An innovative series of evening seminars took place from January to March 2017 to promote the value of rural Ireland and
- Find out their options for farm diversification
- Consider a new farm business or off-farm enterprise
- Explore options for retraining for a new job
- Learn about applying for funding opportunities under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020
- Find out about how to access LEADER funding.
Check out videos from contributors to Expand Your Horizons.
Public consultation seeking themes for European Innovation Partnership (EIP-Agri) Projects under the CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027
The Minister for Land Use and Biodiversity, Senator Pippa Hackett, at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today launched a public consultation seeking potential themes for European Innovation Partnership (EIP-Agri) projects under the CAP Strategic Plan...
Online dashboard explores if CAP 2023-27 is on track?
Recently the European Commission launched a Result Indicators dashboard (europa.eu) in line with transparency and monitoring requirements. This dashboard shows the targets set out for each Member State and what has been approved under their CAP Strategic Plan. It...
RURALIZATION: The Opening of Rural Areas to Renew Rural Generations, Jobs and Farms
In this National Rural Network Farm Viability and Competitiveness guest blog, Dr Aisling Murtagh, RURALIZATION Postdoctoral Researcher in the Discipline of Geography’s Rural Studies Unit at NUI Galway and Dr Maura Farrell, Lecturer in the Discipline of Geography at...
New Entrant to the Agri-food Sector – The Gourmet Gardener
In this National Rural Network guest blog, Horticulturalist Tara Kate Linnane, who was runner up in this year’s RTÉ Super Garden Competition, outlines her educational and professional background in the agri-food sector to date. She also provides us with an insight...
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Anne Marie Feighery – Feighery’s Farm Beetroot Juice
In 2019, Anne Marie Feighery launched her innovative agri-food business, Feighery’s Farm Beetroot Juice, which produces beetroot juice using pesticide-free beetroot grown by her father and brothers on their family farm on Co. Offaly. Anne Marie actually credits her...
Entrepreneurial Young Trained Farmer Case Study
Karol Devaney, Drumcliffe, Co. Sligo Supporting young farmers wishing to enter the agricultural sector is a key priority of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme (RDP). Throughout the European Union, such measures aimed at stimulating generational renewal in...
Rural Voices: Farm Viability and Competitiveness Guest Blogs – Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 Booklet Launch
A key objective of the Irish National Rural Network (NRN) has been to maximise the beneficial outcomes of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 here in Ireland by bringing it to the lives of as many researchers, farm advisors, agri-businesses, farmers and...
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