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Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. John Moore Western IFH Partnership Representative. Presentation Purpose. Give you an update on DARD activity in relation to each of the IFH themes Outline potential activity against each theme

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department of agriculture and rural development

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

John Moore

Western IFH Partnership Representative

presentation purpose
Presentation Purpose
  • Give you an update on DARD activity in relation to each of the IFH themes
  • Outline potential activity against each theme
  • Suggest the main areas of potential for the agricultural/ rural community
obj 1 reduce poverty in families
Obj 1: Reduce poverty in families
  • Change Management Programme
  • Obtaining alternative income Measure 1.7a
  • Reskilling – barrier payment – bespoke training
  • Farm Diversification

- Diversification Challenge

- Potential funding

obj 2 skills development healthier choices
Obj 2: Skills Development/Healthier Choices
  • CAFRE
      • short courses

- customised courses

  • Farming Groups – capacity building
  • Women in Agriculture – Blooming Healthy Programme
obj 3 promote mental health emotional well being
Obj 3: Promote Mental Health/Emotional Well-being
  • Rural Stress – BSE/FMD/CAP reform
  • Rural Support

– DARD/UFU/NIAPA

- on-going programmes

  • WIFH - Social Isolation Programmes

- Pharmacist (Agricultural dispensing)

  • Future - Epizootic outbreaks contingency plan R.S/DHSS/DARD
obj 4 healthier environment fuel poverty
Obj 4: Healthier Environment/Fuel Poverty
  • Energy resources – alternative land use
  • Omagh Environmental and Energy Consortium

- Clanabogan project

- Biomass boiler – college

- small scale anaerobic digester

  • Future

- alternative energy crops

- community/co-operative projects

obj 5 improve our neighbourhoods environment
Obj 5: Improve our Neighbourhoods/ Environment
  • CAP reform
  • Modulation
  • Environmental schemes
  • Rural development projects
  • Future – phosphates and nitrates

– water quality

obj 6 reduce accidental deaths injuries
Obj 6: Reduce Accidental deaths/injuries
  • Health Safety Executive

- home and workplace

  • CAFRE safety courses
  • Women in Agriculture

- seeds of change

  • Cookstown LEADER

- farm safety programme

obj 7 enable people to make healthier choices
Obj 7: Enable people to make healthier choices

Highlight 2 programmes

  • RAFAEL Project

- Trans National Atlantic Arc

- Quality Food Initiative

    • People focused
    • Local
    • Sustainable
    • Distinctive
    • Traceable
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Blooming Healthy Programme Women in Agriculture/HAZ/Rural Support/Chest Heart & Stroke - MOT – cholesterol, diet, weight check, blood pressure etc - referrals to GP’s - Advisory literature - cross community – whole family

future opportunities for the sector
Future Opportunities for the sector

we aim to help farm families use their resources more effectively

2 areas of interest

- renewable energy

  • We have the resources, skills, and land quality required

- quality local food

  • We have enviable quality assurance standards and a proven track record
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