Macra na Feirme

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About Macra na Feirme

Macra na Feirme was established in 1944 as Ireland's young farmer and rural youth organisation. Macra na Feirme is a voluntary organisation for rural young people aged between 17 and 35. The organisation has a nationwide network of 200 clubs with almost 9,000 young members. The mission of Macra na Feirme is to contribute to the sustainable development of rural communities in Ireland by supporting the social, economic, cultural, personal development and well-being of young people who have a rural connection including young farmers, by representing their interests in the development and implementation of relevant policies, programs and services at national, regional and local levels and by advocating on their behalf. The vision for Macra na Feirme is of a member-led organization which is recognised by young people, decision-makers and society in general as a key resource for rural young people including young farmers and as their authentic voice; which provides a sense of belonging to an extensive and committed membership; and which is actively supported in fulfilling its mission by both the state and civil society.

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

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About Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is a higher education institute in Ireland. GMIT develops life-long learning opportunities through teaching and research, by supporting regional development consistent with national higher education policy. GMIT is involved in research, commercial consultancy and community activities. GMIT’s Strategic Plan consists of the following five strategic pillars to guide its development: Learning and Teaching; Collaboration and Alliances; Research, Development and Innovation; Student-Community Engagement; Internationalisation. GMIT, as a multi-campus, multi-discipline, multi-award Institute serving a diverse student body, aspires to be a student-centred organisation with a primary focus on learning and teaching. GMIT is the first Irish higher education institute (HEI) to participate in an Erasmus Mundus shared doctorate programme.

University of Bedfordshire

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About University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire is a higher education institute in England, UK. It is the largest provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education in Bedfordshire. The Business School is the largest University Business School in the region. It offers practical, relevant, vocational courses underpinned by research excellence. The staff have a multitude of teaching, research and commercial experience. We work closely with employers on our curriculum, while forging close links with UK companies to provide a broad range of training and accredited industry programmes. For more than 25 years the Business School has been involved in a wide variety of projects partially funded or fully funded by third parties and funding bodies. Most projects focused on training needs identifications, training material development, and developing and testing e-learning systems for various types of uses.

The Polish Farm Advisory and Training Centre not-for-profit Sp. z o.o.

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About The Polish Farm Advisory and Training Centre not-for-profit Sp. z o.o.

The Polish Farm Advisory and Training Centre not-for-profit Sp. z o.o. is a private not-for-profit company in the process of becoming an NGO dedicated to providing farm advisory services to farmers; enhancing the entrepreneurial spirit in rural areas; increasing general public’s awareness about the possibilities of accessing EU funding; and fostering the rural development by promoting agri and rural business start-up. The company’s main goal is to improve the livelihoods of farmers by offering them the best and most professional and personalised advice in the field of agriculture and according to the context of their own business needs and aspirations. The company believes that agriculture is one of the core drivers of economic growth in Poland, and therefore wants to contribute to the productivity and competitiveness of Polish farmers.


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About PROPEL Europe

PROPEL Europe, based in Belgium, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to empowering Europeans to shape a better future for themselves, the environment they live in, their local economies, their fellow Europeans and their fellow citizens of the world. PROPEL aims to do this by providing information, education and training and carrying out promotional activities designed to foster an entrepreneurial spirit among Europeans of all ages across different areas, mostly related to food, agriculture, environment, sustainability, circular economy and innovative tech. PROPEL provides education and training in the subjects of: starting a business, accessing funding, engaging in agri-business opportunities, how the environment interacts with food production, circular economy, carbon change mitigation, the re-use of raw materials, etc.

The European Landowners Organization (ELO)

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About The European Landowners Organization (ELO)

The European Landowners Organization is a unique federation of national associations from the EU28, which represents the interests of the landowners, land and forest managers and rural entrepreneurs at the European political level. The ELO’s statutory commitment is to defend and promote sustainable development, conservation and protection of the environment, renewable energies and responsible use of natural resources. Its network of more than 64 organizations throughout Europe represents several millions of land and forest managers and provides the ability to voice positions shared by a huge number of stakeholders from all over the EU and the candidate countries, as well as to analyse the local effects of the implementation of the EU legislation.