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Forestry Knowledge Transfer Group Scheme 2019

Introduction

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Andrew Doyle T.D., announced on 28 May 2019 the opening of the Forestry Knowledge Transfer Group (KTG) Scheme 2019.

Knowledge transfer groups are a well-established method of sharing knowledge and best practice.  They provide participants with the essential tools to mobilise their valuable timber resource and help to maximise the income from their holding.

Forestry KTGs are for private forest owners seeking additional knowledge and enabling them to know when and how to carry out forest management activities in a safe manner.  KTGs are peer-to-peer discussion groups led by a professional forester and will encourage participants to engage with forestry groups and professionals.

KTG participation and payments

Each KTG can have a maximum of 20 participants. Each participant will need to attend 7 meetings or outdoor events in order to complete the programme. 

Please note: the scheme is only open for those who have not previously participated in a forestry KT group.

KTG payments are broken down as follows:

  • Each KTG participant will receive €70 per meeting attended
  • Each KTG organiser will receive €6,500 per KTG organised

A total of 7 meetings and events will be organised per KTG. The maximum payment to each participant is €490.

Further information