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Lessons from Ireland
Episode 228th June 2024 • Crofting Matters • Farm Advisory Service
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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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