CAP Network Ireland strives to bring Ireland’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plan to life.

Our scope covers four exciting areas:


We collect, analyse and share activities carried out under the CSP.

Management & Implementation

Through our collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM), we monitor, report, and evaluate the strides taken within the CSP.

Communication & Networking

We promote opportunities, facilitate peer learning, knowledge exchange and stakeholder engagement

Innovation Hub

We run an innovation hub to facilitate knowledge exchange, share opportunities for collaboration and bring innovations closer to on-the-ground application.

What is the Common Agricultural Policy?

CAP Network Ireland is a partnership between three organisations

The Irish Rural Link is the coordinator of the team. IRL is a non-profit, rural Irish advocacy cooperative campaigning for sustainable rural development in Ireland and Europe. IRL was the lead partner in implementing the previous CAP Strategic Plan in Ireland under the National Rural Network.

ERINN Innovation is an Irish SME that specializes in bridging the gap from science to policy, industry and society. The ERINN team are experts in the EU funding landscape and knowledge transfer to ensure that research has an impact.

Munster Technological University is a multi-campus technological university with expertise in agricultural and rural development.

How is the Network funded?

CAP Network Ireland is co-funded by the European Union and the Government of Ireland Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.