Rural development

Ulster Farmers Union
George Bingham

Committee Chair

Ulster Farmers Union
David Thompson Jnr

Vice Chair

Ulster Farmers Union
Aileen Lawson

Senior Policy Officer

Current issues the committee is considering:
  • Roll out of NIRDP 2014 – 2020
  • Representation on the 2014 – 2020 NI Rural Development Programme (NIRDP) Stakeholders Group and Monitoring Committee
  • Encouraging members to participate in Local Action Groups (LAG)
  • Development of the various schemes proposed under the new NIRDP particularly
  • Farm Business Investment Scheme
  • Business Development Groups
  • Agri-Environment Schemes