A Teagasc Ag Catchments video about the innovative practices and progress of the Duncannon Blue Flag Farming and Communities Scheme EIP-AGRI Operational Group Project has been added to the EIP-AGRI Video Gallery on the NRN website.
You can view this video here: https://www.nationalruralnetwork.ie/eip-agri/video-gallery/
This project aims to contribute to the recovery and long-term retention of the Blue Flag status at Duncannon beach, Co. Wexford, by improving the bacterial quality of the two coastal streams that flow onto the beach. It aims to do so through community wide engagement and by fostering positive relations between the farmers and householders in the catchment area to create positive solutions to existing challenges faced by the Duncannon community.
Eoin Kinsella, Agricultural Scientist with Wexford County Council and Lead Partner with the Duncannon EIP-AGRI Operational Group previously highlighted the value of the project’s multi-actor cooperation approach at a NRN seminar held last year entitled ‘Smart Villages and Rural Towns in Ireland: Revitalising Rural Areas through Community-Led Innovation’.
A cooperative relationship has existed between Wexford County Council, Teagasc, Bord Bia, Glanbia, farmers and particularly the local community throughout the life-cycle of this EIP-AGRI project, from the early stages of capturing innovative ideas relevant to specific needs of the Duncannon area, to the co-creation of a project strategy, to the cooperative implementation and operation of the project etc.
Eoin’s informative presentation from this event can be found on the NRN website: https://www.nationalruralnetwork.ie/leader-news/smart-villages-and-rural-towns-in-ireland-revitalising-rural-areas-through-community-led-innovation/
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