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By: Rural Development Support Unit  05/12/2011
Keywords: Climate Change, rural development, Environmental Protection

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The first seminar of the European Network for Rural Development (EN RD), entitled “Capacity building for national rural networks: the challenges of national rural networks to efficiently support the implementation of EU rural development policy”, took place in Brussels on the 30th and 31st of March.
Presentations from the seminar are available here.
Background and objectives of [..]

April 8th, 2009 by John 

On the 1st of April the European Commission published a white paper outlining actions needed to strengthen the Union’s resilience in coping with a changing climate.
Over the next 50 years climate change is likely to have profound effects on important economic sectors such as agriculture, energy, transport, ecosystems, tourism and health. It will also affect [..]

April 6th, 2009 by John 

The rationale for setting up the European Evaluation Network for Rural Development (EENRD) is drawn from the experience with evaluations of rural development programmes carried out during previous programming periods. In the past, the programme evaluations, which fall under the responsibility of the Member States, revealed shortcomings in applying the evaluation guidelines and indicators established [..]

March 31st, 2009 by John 

Last week the European Commission published a report outlining the progress already made in simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy and re-stated its confidence in meeting its objective of reducing the administrative burden arising from the CAP by 25% by 2012. The report highlights a “number of measures taken over the past three and a half [..]

March 24th, 2009 by John 

Agra Europe will be holding a two day seminar entitled “A practical seminar on the Common Agricultural Policy: Understanding the Agricultural Policy in Europe” on the 4 - 5 June 2009, Radisson SAS Portman Hotel London.
According to their newsletter, the seminar gives you a comprehensive - but accessible - introduction to The Common Agricultural Policy, [..]

March 23rd, 2009 by John 

Last Thursday, the 12th of March 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released projected emissions of Ireland’s greenhouse gases up to 2020, as mandated under the National Climate Change Strategy. These projections update those published in September 2008. They give a picture of Ireland’s ability to meet international targets with respect to greenhouse gas emissions, [..]

March 16th, 2009 by jhannafin 

The second meeting of the European National Rural Network providers  (the Rural Development Support Unit being the provider of the Irish National Rural Network) was held on the 13th of February in Prague. The meeting was organised by the EN RD Contact Point, and kindly hosted by the Czech NRN.
Below are links to the [..]

March 12th, 2009 by John 

The JFC Innovation Awards for Rural Business was held in Mullingar last night, Tuesday 10 March 2009. The Awards are organised by Teagasc, the Irish Farmers’ Journal and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland and carry an overall prize fund of €40,000 in the form of cash, business mentoring and promotion. [..]

March 12th, 2009 by John 

Dr David Beehan, Chief Agricultural Inspector at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, today (Monday 09 March 2009) launched a new degree programme in Dairy Business at University College Dublin. The new degree commences next September and was developed by UCD and Teagasc, with guidance from industry.
“If you need to be convinced of the [..]

March 10th, 2009 by John 

“There has never been a better time to consider forestry than now. Very attractive grants cover the full cost of forest establishment and annual payments of up to €774 per hectare, tax free, are available to REPS farmers participating in FEPS, the Forest Environment Protection Scheme,” said John Casey, Teagasc adviser, speaking today Tuesday 10 [..]

March 10th, 2009 by John 

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Keywords: Agricultural Policy, Climate Change, Development Support, Environmental Protection, Environmental Protection Agency, Greenhouse Gas, greenhouse gases, network providers, rural development, White Paper

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