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Lessons from Ireland

In this episode we look at what we can learn from the Irish system, where farms are similar to our crofts. A group of crofters are just home from a study tour to Ireland, and we hear from Derek Jamieson who crofts in Unst, Shetland, what he took from this exchange of knowledge. We also hear from Keith Fahy, advisor with Teagasc, explaining the Irish subsidy system and improvements being made to their national flock and herd.

Ireland Study Tour with Crofters

Crofting in Unst

Typical Irish farms

Croft tenancies

Mart provision in Ireland and Scotland

Subsidies in Ireland

Agri-environment Schemes

The Irish Green Cert

Discussion Groups for Crofters

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