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

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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 

According to the latest edition of research*eu,  soils are suffering the consequences of climate change in terms of erosion and dryness. Evolving temperatures and humidity are disrupting soil composition and behaviour. Soils themselves are also contributing to these atmospheric mechanisms. By overexploiting the soil, humans are triggering a time bomb with an uncertain detonation schedule.
Alongside [..]

March 10th, 2009 by John 

Hot on the heals of the previous post entitled CAP Explained, comes this post on the CAP “Health Check”, announced on the 20th of November 2008. According to the European Commission, the Health Check comprises of a series of measures that seek to “modernise, simplify and streamline the CAP and remove restrictions on farmers, [..]

March 4th, 2009 by jhannafin 

We have updated the National Rural Network –> References page to include a link to the European Commission publication entitled “The Common Agricultural Policy explained”. We have also added links to a series of European Commission Factsheets in relation to Agriculture & Rural Development.
For those new to CAP “The Common Agricultural Policy explained” publication presents [..]

March 4th, 2009 by jhannafin 

According to the European Commission:
The Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (CMEF) provides a single framework for monitoring and evaluation of all rural development interventions for the programming period 2007-2013. The CMEF establishes means for improving programme performance, ensuring the accountability of programmes and allowing an assessment on the achievement of established objectives.
At a European level, [..]

February 16th, 2009 by John 

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Keywords: Agriculture, Agriculture And Rural Development, Climate Change, Development Support, Environmental Protection, Environmental Protection Agency, Greenhouse Gas, greenhouse gases, network providers, rural development

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