The National Rural Network have recently released the 7th episode of our Video Blog (Vlog) series featuring farmers who are participating EIP-AGRI projects throughout Ireland. The latest Vlog features Anthony Mooney, a farmer who is involved in the Protecting Farmland Pollinators Project, along with an introduction to the project from its Manager, Dr Saorla Kavanagh.
You can view the Vlog below:
This good practice dissemination platform is just one of a number of multi-method communication strategies being implemented by the NRN to maximize the success of the objectives set out in Ireland’s Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 (extended to 2022) on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM).
Protecting Farmland Pollinators Project
This EIP-AGRI project aims to develop a flexible mechanism that encourages all farmers to make their whole-farm more pollinator friendly in a way that is measurable and will not impact on productivity.
- You can find a full description of this project’s rationale, aims, objectives and activities on page 23 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: https://ec.europa.eu/eip/agriculture/en/find-connect/projects/protecting-farmland-pollinators
Protecting Farmland Pollinators Project – Contact Details
Protecting Farmland Pollinators Project Manager: Dr Saorla Kavanagh
Protecting Farmland Pollinators Project Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Protecting Farmland Pollinators Project Website: https://www.biodiversityireland.ie/projects/protecting-farmland-pollinators/
EIP-AGRI Initiative Overview
The EIP-AGRI initiative was set up by the European Commission to promote innovation and foster sustainable growth within the agri-food sector and rural economy through a multi-actor approach involving farmers, researchers, advisors and agri-businesses. In Ireland, EIP-AGRI projects are co-funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and the EU under the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 – 2020 (Extended to 2022).