Informal Meetup Outdoor Activity Seminar

Public Money for Public Goods;-Benefits for farmers, rural communities and the environment.

Rural Community Network

Rural Community Network

This is a free event
Much has been made of our departure from the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy and a move towards support based on “public money for public goods”; but what does this mean? How would this work in practice and is it the right path for farming and rural communities in Northern Ireland?

Join Rural Community Network and RSPBNI at Lough Beg, to see some examples of what a public money for public goods payment could look like.

See how farmers in the area have been supported to deliver a range of benefits across the landscape, from flood protection, biodiversity restoration and carbon storage. Participants will hear how farmers have been rewarded for this work through Agri-environment, how it fits into their businesses and how other business opportunities have been created for rural communities through the improvement in the landscape.

We will meet at the Seamus Heaney Home Ground Centre in Bellaghy for an initial discussion and then travel on to the Lough Beg site.

Come prepared with wellies and waterproofs!


  • Environment and Built Heritage
  • Lobbying/policy
  • Rural development
  • Rural
  • Sustainable agriculture

Date and Time

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Seamus Heaney Centre
45 Main Street
BT45 8HT
United Kingdom

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Contact Details

To register your place email [email protected] or call 028 8676 6670