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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


    Department of agriculture and rural development

    Blooming Healthy ProgrammeWomen 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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