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Workshop on Maximising Rural Youth as a Resource

Tool category
& type


  • Workshops, Seminars, Conferences
  • Keyword(s)

    Capacity building, Common agricultural policy, Events, National Rural Network, Young farmers, Young people


    One of the workshops of the annual Rural Development Conference held on 16 October 2012 in Enfield, Ireland, was dedicated to "Maximising Rural Youth as a Resource". The workshop was a great opportunity to hear the voices of rural youth. It was held in the context of a larger programming conference, intended to contribute to the future planning of the rural development policy and to answer the question on how it can be best used for the benefit of rural youth. With this view, the issues of rural youth and young farmers were recognized as higly important for the future, alongside four others: farm entrepreneurship, CLLD, locality of food entreprises and creative industries.

    & RDP Region(s)


  • [IE] National Level
  • Main purpose

    The main purpose was to raise awareness and identify the issues related to rural youth and young farmers. This was then expected to contribute to the planning of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

    tools used

    Power point presentations

    Target audience

    EAFRD Beneficiaries:

  • Farmers
  • Youth
  • Other EAFRD Beneficiaries

  • Rural Development Stakeholders:

  • NRNs
  • Managing Authorities
  • Other Government
  • LAGs
  • Other Rural Development Stakeholders

  • General Audience:

  • Students
  • Youth
  • Other General Audience
  • Technical information

    Four other topics were presented during the 2012 National Rural Development Conference. The workshop "Maximising Rural Youth as a Resource" was supported by a power point presentation.

    Date produced



    Macra na Feirme

    Distribution & Promotion

    Macra na Feirme

    Assessment of effectiveness

    The results of the workshop as well as the work of the youth organisation that participated in the conference were taken into account in the the follow-up of the future Irish Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

    Name of organisation

    Macra na Feirme

    Type of

    Rural youth organisation

    Partner organisation(s)

    Irish National Rural Network, Teagasc


    Name of contact person

    Ger Griffin


    Macra na Feirme
    Irish Farm Centre
    Dublin 12


    +353 1 426 8900