Total budget: 1424284
|Main funding source||Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)|
|Project type||Operational group|
Ensure the long-term economic viability of hill farming in the Twelve Bens/Maumturks (TBM) area.
-Develop a landscape-based approach to recapture the historical tradition of governing local commonage.
-Establish a common set of agronomic, economic, social and environmental indicators using innovative technologies.
-Provide a mechanism to create a social farming initiative.
-Prevent further habitat damage through the formation of management groups.
-Improve the conservation status of Annex I Habitats.
-Preserve and promote the TBM regions farming and cultural heritage.
-Formulate farmer-led management groups.
-Develop a results-based scoring and payment system.
-Train participants in the use of modern technology.
-Targeted scrub removal of rhododendron encroachment by non-chemical methods.
-Develop a social farming programme.
-Develop a TBM blackface sheep initiative, whereby the indigenous blackface sheep will be maintained and enhanced.
-Manage the impact of recreational use in the TBM through trail definition and maintenance works.
-Develop school education programmes and public outreach.
Contact person: Forum Connemara CLG
Address: Ellis Hall, Letterfrack, Co. Galway
Phone: 095 41116