A series of four Knowledge transfer (KT) webinars took place in early October. Facilitated by CAP Network Ireland, these webinars touched on the important issue of local needs throughout Ireland. In attendance were members of CAP Network Ireland, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and specially selected speakers, chosen for their knowledge on the topic of local needs.
A Knowledge Transfer (KT) Programme intervention is included in Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027. Perspective facilitators who submitted applications by the closing date in September are now undertaking the process of assembling their farming groups and workshop plans. These plans need to be submitted to DAFM by November 10th and must include the participating farmers details and the clearly defined local need(s) they wish to address.
CAP Network Ireland, in conjunction with DAFM, facilitated four online regional webinars in order to provide guidance and additional information about the KT programme. Each of the four events included presentations from CAP Network Ireland, DAFM and guest experts.
A key focus area for the new K.T programme is the inclusion and spotlight on Local Needs. Of the eight workshops held by facilitators, four must be based on Local Needs and because of this, the regional webinars focused on providing substantial support, resources, and guidance on how best to approach and deliver a Local Needs programme.
Each webinar, CAP Network Ireland presented a series of guides on the analysis and delivery process, which was followed by presentations by relevant experts from across the country. This was followed by a break-out session, giving attendees the opportunity to provide key insights and feedback from their learnings and share their unique experiences and knowledge gained.
Guest speakers included Allen McAdam from MCA Consulting, Mike O’Connor from the Duhallow Farming for Blue Dot Catchments EIP Project, Kevin Lynch and Eoin O’Connor from the Southern Regional Assembly.
CAP Network Ireland would like to thank all of the speakers for their time and invaluable contributions. The wealth of knowledge they shared and the guidance offered in relation to achieving successful results was crucial to the webinar’s proceedings.
We would also like to express our gratitude to all 300+ who attended the webinars and contributed to the break-out sessions and Q&As, and we look forward to communication and feedback from you all in the future.
If you missed the knowledge transfer webinars, you can view the presentations from CAP Network Ireland, DAFM and our key speakers here.
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