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Pictures and podcast: Social farming and gardening at Bloom
Amy Nora Fitzgibbon
Barry Kavanagh's garden at Bloom 2016, Across Boundaries, one of the 23 show gardens at the festival this year, represents the concept of social farming and won gold from the judges.
18 May 2016 Community
Macra calls for investment in rural broadband infrastructure
There is a 300-fold gap in broadband speeds between rural and urban areas.
10 February 2016 Community
Macra releases its general election manifesto
Macra has released its pre-election manifesto, which outlines the need to invest in Ireland's young farmers and to ensure that CAP schemes are favourable to all active young farmers.
New programme seeks early stage rural-based female entrepreneurs
ACORNS is a programme aimed at female entrepreneurs, and it's recruiting.
9 September 2015 News
Making the headlines
Mary Phelan catches up with outspoken GAA pundit Pat Spillane, who has been appointed chairman of the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA)
23 October 2013 News
€1 million for small scale pilot initiatives under the CEDRA report
Minister of State Ann Phelan has welcomed the allocation of €1 million in Budget 2015 for the establishment of a Rural Innovation and Development Fund to support initiatives under the CEDRA report.
30 November -0001 News
Social farming project receives funding of €40,000
A sum of €40,000 from the CEDRA fund will be used to roll out the Social Farming Across Borders (SoFAB) project.
30 November -0001 News
€30m scheme announced at the Ploughing
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Ministers Ann Phelan, Simon Coveney and Alan Kelly were on hand at the National Ploughing Championships to announce the details of a new €30m CEDRA scheme.
30 November -0001 News
Two initiatives to be launched under CEDRA in 2016
The Department of Agriculture will soon be issuing two calls for tender in 2016 under the CEDRA rural innovation and development fund. These will be the first supports launched from the 2016 fund.
30 November -0001 News
Department opens tender for CEDRA
Two tenders are open for interested parties, under CEDRA’s Rural Innovation and Development Fund.
30 November -0001 News
Initiative announced for aspiring rural female entrepreneurs
There are 56 places available on the business development initiative.
30 November -0001 News
Social farming projects receive over €800,000
DAFM awarded over €800,000 for initiatives to promote and develop social farming projects in rural areas.
30 November -0001 News