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Diversify Diversification - What’s Possible in Rural Ireland?

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Cultivate will lead a special event spotlighting diversification in rural Ireland on Friday 22nd April 2022.

This diversification event is part of a double-header, with a separate morning session, led by Sustainable Projects Ireland, which focuses on the just transition in rural Ireland.

Registration essential, free on Eventbrite.


Both are blended events, run from the WeCreate Enterprise Centre in Cloughjordan ecovillage. And both build upon a report currently being developed on these topics, co-funded by ARC2020 and the Centre for Co-operative Studies at UCC.

“Our event and this report will help us imagine the possibilities of diversification in agriculture and rural economies as part of a Just Transition,” said Davie Philip of Cultivate/The Sustainable Ireland Coop. “How might we build the resilience of rural communities against economic and environmental shocks, strengthen local economies and improve livelihood opportunities? There are countless possibilities that will support the wellbeing of rural areas and the regeneration of our towns and villages while at the same time enabling farmers and their families to continue farming. Digitalisation, the Green Economy and Community Wealth Building strategies offer significant potential for rural areas as Ireland transitions to a biodiverse and low carbon future.”

To contribute to the report, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submissions of up to 600 words are sought by Friday, 11 March. A selection of submissions will be published in the report, while all submissions will directly help to inform the report, its conclusions and the events.

For more information on the events and report, go to ARC2020.eu
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