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The Rural Network for Northern Ireland will support and promote rural development through the sharing of information, ideas and good practice.  The Network seeks to connect delivery bodies and agents of the 2014 -2020 NI Rural Development Programme with all aspects of rural life from agri food & farming, to environment and forestry, tourism, business development, job creation, access to services and village renewal.

UK Rural Development and Networking Conference November 2017

Programme delivery and policy makers from across the UK gathered in Belfast on 14th and 15th November 2017 at the first Rural Development and Networking Conference hosted by the 4 Regional Networks Support Units of the UK.

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Keeping the Rural Community in Northern Ireland Informed

Inform

updates on rural development news and events

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Inspiring the Rural Community in Northern Ireland

Inspire

unlocking the potential of the Rural Development Programme

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Innovation within the Rural Community in Northern Ireland

Innovate

rural development in action

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Involving the Rural Community in Northern Ireland

Involve

Get connected, sign up and get involved

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NI LEADER Programme 2007 2013

The LEADER Programme of the 2007 - 2013 Rural Development Programme supported over 1800 projects from across rural Northern Ireland.  Funding supported farm diversification initiatives, business creation and expansion, service provision, tourism initiatives, heritage projects and renewable energy. 

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