In an area where the agricultural sector is under pressure due the expansion of a nearby urban centre, the diversification of farming activities e.g. ice-cream production and marketing, can ensure the farm’s sustainability.
Projects & Practice
Using RDP support to turn a farm into a nature reserve; contributing to tackling biodiversity loss.
A young female farmer used RDP support to develop a farm business that would provide her with sufficient income in order to become a full time farmer.
Digital Clare used training, mentoring and regular online exchanges to improve digital skills in rural County Clare and create a locally recognised name for digital innovation and networking.
A small group of young farmers started an initiative of collecting and sharing low tech on farm solutions, which then evolved into an digital open platform for disseminating innovations.
LEADER support helped establish a web school for local businesses providing them with the tools to better organise their work and market their services and products.