About the Network
Established as part of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme, the Rural Network for Northern Ireland is designed to help and support the implementation and delivery of the programme across all axes.
It does this by:-
- Identifying and sharing good practice
- Exhanging information
- Providing training and support
- Supporting Local Action Groups to promote and assist the development of co-operation projects
- Developing online communication tools and networking opportunities
For more information on the Rural Network please download our leaflet.
In support of sharing information, lessons learned and experiences gained in the delivery of rural development programmes both at home and away, the Rural Network for Northern Ireland has developed: -
- A dedicated website www.ruralnetworkni.org.uk
- A comprehensive database of information
- Good practice resources
In addition it holds and hosts Network events and provides updates and newsletters.
The Rural Network for Northern Ireland is one of four regional rural networks to be established as part of the UK National Rural Network. Rural Networks have also been established in Scotland, England and Wales to assist in the implementation of those regions rural development programmes.
The Rural Network for Northern Ireland has also established links with the Ireland National Rural Network in the Republic of Ireland.
The Rural Network for Northern Ireland is managed by the Northern Ireland Rural Development Council (RDC) through the Agri Rural Forum as part of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.