Cúlra Créafóige – Cultivation Renewal Programme

Total budget: 583,010

Main funding sourceRural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)
Project typeOperational group
Starting date2019
End date2023

This project aims to stimulate the vitality; socio-economic renewal by supporting; restoring small-scale farming enterprises in the area through upskilling; experimental cultivation activities.

To achieve the goals, the project will pursue the following specific objectives:

-Provide a template which utilises inactive livestock farm enterprise land parcels for alternative cultivation, re-engage livestock owners; others with the skills; benefits of cultivation.

-Monitor; assimilate all pertinent growing; market value data, upskill; train a variety of key local stakeholders.

-Create a positive local narrative; comfortable association between the community; cultivation activities.

-Rehabilitate, plough and plant 4.86 hectares of fresh lands annually.

-Plant and closely monitor all aspects of the planted crops, namely Spring; Winter Oats, Gortahork Kale, Garlic, Linseed, Nettles, Comfrey and Chicory.

-Devise a coherent plan to implement all necessary aspects of this cultivation renewal programme.

-Acquire a detailed understanding of the key drivers of growth and the overall value of a variety of produce.

-Identify the required level of participant upskilling needed.

-Explore the community and micro-business benefits of cultivation activity.

Contact person: Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha Ctr. (LAN) – Centre for Natural Resources

Address: Na Tithe Gloine, Cill Ulta, An Fál Carrach, Co. Dhún na nGall, Ireland.

Phone: +353 (0)74 9180994 / +353 (0)86 6009084

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