Total budget: 1,172,830 Euro
|Main funding source||Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)|
|Project type||Operational group|
Objective of the project:
Deliver a catchment sensitive approach to farming in a catchment ‘At Risk’, by working with farmers to bring about improvements in water quality, riparian management and instream habitat. The project will:
-Build capacity of farmers to identify and mitigate agricultural impacts on water quality through practical on-farm measures and shared learning.
-Deliver a locally-led, collaborative, partnership model to enable partners collectively identify key water quality concerns, with farmers central in the co-design, development and implementation of measures.
-Celebrate the Mulkear via community outreach work based on improving local water quality, biodiversity and riparian management.
Description of activities :
– Develop a model of collaborative working to identify key water quality concerns.
– Develop and deliver a tailored Catchment Sensitive Farming training programme.
– Achieve a real collaborative partnership through the co-design of a suite of farm measures.
– Complete detailed local catchment assessments and develop baseline data for monitoring.
– Undertake detailed farm risk assessments to ensure the right measure in the right place.
– Share best practice and communicate widely via Digital Story Telling, local volunteers, and an award system to recognise farmers and local river champions.
– Develop a community outreach programme to improve water quality, biodiversity and riparian management.
Contact person: Carol Quish
Address: Greanmore House, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.
Phone: +353 (0)83 1044609