RDSU « Rural Development Support Unit

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

RDSU « Rural Development Support Unit

You may have been wondering why the Rural Development Support Unit (RDSU) has been quite of late. The reason, we have been busy launching a new web site dedicated to the National Rural Network (NRN). The new web site was launched on the 1st of June and is packed full of information regarding the Irish [..]

June 30th, 2009 by John 

On Tuesday the 10th of February 2009, Irish Rural Link (IRL), the national organisation campaigning for sustainable rural communities,  published its comprehensive analysis of the National Broadband Scheme (NBS) concluding that while welcome in principle the Scheme can only be considered a first step towards the provision of efficient, future proofed, equitably priced broadband to [..]

February 19th, 2009 by John 

On the 21st of January, 2009, the European Group on Ethics (EGE) met with Mariann Fischer Boel, the Commissioner responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development to present the main recommendations of the Group’s opinion on the ethical implications of modern developments in agriculture technologies.
Following a request from President Barroso, the EGE adopted in December an [..]

February 10th, 2009 by John 

February 5th, 2009 by John 

Keywords: Agriculture, Agriculture And Rural Development, Development Support, rural development

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