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    1. 1. Rural Development Programme 2007-13 Belfast, Castlereagh and Lisburn Councils Jane Taylor DARD
    2. 2. What is Rural Development? In the 1980’s it was recognised that agriculture could not sustain the rural economy by itself. Decreasing farm incomes / employment leading to “rural exodus” and loss of infrastructure eg shops, post offices 1991 – Creation of Rural Development Branch within DARD
    3. 3. Rural Development Programmes <ul><li>1991 – 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>1994 – 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>2000 – 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>2007 - 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>£6.5m </li></ul><ul><li>£55m </li></ul><ul><li>~£100m </li></ul><ul><li>>£500m ( Rural Dev now including </li></ul><ul><li>agri-environment schemes </li></ul><ul><li>/ forestry) </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Rural Development Programme </li></ul><ul><li>2007-2013 </li></ul><ul><li>European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).   </li></ul><ul><li>DARD’s vision for the new Rural Development Programme is one which will help protect and enhance our rural environment and contribute to the development of competitive and sustainable rural businesses and thriving rural communities. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2007-13 (NIRDP) <ul><li>Axis 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the competitiveness of the agriculture and forestry sector – value £45m </li></ul><ul><li>Axis 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the environment & countryside through land management – value £388m </li></ul><ul><li>Axis 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Improving quality of life through diversification of economic activity – value £100m </li></ul>
    6. 6. Proposed Measures Axis 1- Improving competitiveness of agriculture and forestry Measure 1.1 <ul><li>Vocational Training and Information Actions: </li></ul><ul><li>BETTER BUSINESS (3 projects) </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Focus Farms </li></ul><ul><li>Family Farm Options </li></ul>1.2 Adding Value to Agriculture & Forestry Products & Improving Market capability 1.3 Farm Modernisation 1.4 Supply Chain Development Programme
    7. 7. Axis 2- Improving the environment and countryside Measure 2.1 Less Favoured Areas compensatory Allowance Scheme 2.2 Management of Agriculture Land within Natura 2000 2.3 Agricultural Environment Programme 2.4 First Afforestation (forest expansion) 2.5 Forest Environment Payments
    8. 8. <ul><li>Axis 3 </li></ul>£ 100m
    9. 9. Axis 3 Measure 3.1 - Diversification into non-agricultural activities Objective Assist farm households to diversify into non agricultural activities to increase income streams. Target A member of a farm household Budget £20m
    10. 10. Axis 3 Measure 3.2 – Micro Business Creation and development Objective Promoting entrepreneurship and developing economic infrastructure Target Micro-enterprises Budget £20m
    11. 11. Axis 3 Measure 3.3 – Encouragement of tourism Objective Use natural resources in rural NI to attract visitors and create new tourist opportunities Target Rural Dwellers, private business, socio-economic sector, Councils Budget £12m
    12. 12. Axis 3 Measure 3.4 – Basic Service for the economy and rural population Objective Improve and maintain living and welfare of those living in rural areas. Target Rural Dwellers Budget £12m
    13. 13. Axis 3 Measure 3.5 – Village renewal and development Objective To support integrated village initiatives which promote cross-community development and regeneration Target A village or group of villages & surrounding areas. Budget £12m
    14. 14. Axis 3 Measure 3.6 – Conservation and upgrading of the rural heritage Objective Preserve and upgrade NI’s rural heritage, use the natural and build environment. Target Rural Dwellers Budget £4m
    15. 15. Axis 3 <ul><li>Job creation targets </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3.1 – 400 new jobs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3.2 – 700 new jobs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3.3 – 50 new jobs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3.4 – 10 new jobs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3.5 – 10 new jobs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TOTAL 1170 </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. LINKING THE RDP TO OTHER STRATEGIES <ul><li>e.g. - </li></ul><ul><li>Anti poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Future </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Race Equality Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy for Children and Young People </li></ul>
    17. 17. Progress <ul><li>Progress to date :- </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery through councils is well underway with all 26 councils agreed to engage in delivery </li></ul><ul><li>7 confirmed clusters </li></ul><ul><li>All 7 council clusters have started animation phase </li></ul><ul><li>DARD hope to sign contracts with councils for delivery of the programme mid 2008 with the programme open for applications later this year. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Council Clusters <ul><li>Antrim, Newtownabbey, Carrickfergus </li></ul><ul><li>Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Moyle, Larne </li></ul><ul><li>Omagh , Derry, Limavady, Strabane </li></ul><ul><li>Cookstown ,Dungannon, Fermanagh, Magherafelt </li></ul><ul><li>Ards, Banbridge, Down, North Down </li></ul><ul><li>Lisburn , Belfast, Castlereagh, </li></ul><ul><li>Armagh , Craigavon,Newry and Mourne </li></ul>
    19. 19. How the Rural Development Programme will be delivered <ul><li>DARD is the Managing Authority designated by the member state to manage the NI RDP. </li></ul><ul><li>DARD will contract with councils for delivery of Axis 3. </li></ul><ul><li>Councils will appoint a Local Action Group through open competition. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Model of structures for delivery of RDP Applicant DARD LAG Joint Comm Admin Unit Application Claims Issue Letter of Offer Payment
    21. 21. Contact Details <ul><li>Gareth Evans </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Taylor </li></ul><ul><li>Nigel McFadden </li></ul><ul><li>Ecos Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Ballymena </li></ul><ul><li>Tel 028 2563 2199 </li></ul>