This is a new programme only recently approved, further information will follow as the programme is rolled out, stay tuned for more!!!
The aim of the programme is to ensure
the long-term economic viability of hill farming
in the Twelve Bens/Maumturks (TBM) area.
The programme is one of 22 European Innovation Partnerships (EIP)
in Ireland and was devised with the following objectives:
Develop a landscape-based approach to recapture
the historical tradition of governing local commonage.
Establish a common set of agronomic, economic, social and environmental
indicators using innovative technologies.
Provide a mechanism to create a social farming initiative.
Prevent further habitat damage through the formation
of management groups.
Improve the conservation status of Annex I Habitats.
Preserve and promote the Twelve Bens/Maumturks region’s farming and cultural heritage.