A network that helps improve sustainability through farmer-led innovation. ‘Field labs’ and research grants provide farmers with skills, support and scientific backing to find solutions to the challenges which farmers face.
Projects & Practice
An investment project that allowed a company to fill the gap in the local supply chain for wood chips in the north-west of Ireland.
An example of an initiative promoting energy efficiency that addresses climate change through targeted actions at grassroots level.
An agricultural business affected by extreme weather conditions used RDP support to repair the damage to its infrastructure and enable it to operate as normal.
An intervention supporting the sustainable management of forest resources, leading to improved economic performance.
Development of an online platform and an app that allows beekeepers to more efficiently maintain their intervention records and exchange know-how.
An example of how afforestation allows for the development and maintenance of farm lands where crop cultivation is almost impossible.
Acquisition of a wood chipper that produces chips for cogeneration more efficiently, thus reducing the cost of tools and consumables per unit of finished product.
Using RDP support to turn a farm into a nature reserve; contributing to tackling biodiversity loss.
Developing a herd management tool to optimise efficiency and animal welfare on dairy farms.