Linking with partners
What is the role of Bord Bia?
Bord Bia is a partner in the Signpost programme. The Origin Green Quality Assurance (QA) schemes could be an important part of the plan to reach out to all farmers. There is an overwhelming need to promote climate action and the widest possible adoption of the MACC technologies across the entire farming community. Bord Bia, through its Origin Green farm-based initiatives can support the scaling of the Teagasc initiatives. Their expertise will be harnessed in developing the messaging and communications around the programme. Bord Bia will use the very existence of the programme in their international marketing of Irish food.
What partners are involved in the Programme?
The Signpost Programme is a partnership of over 30 companies and organisations, including all of the dairy and meat processors, farm organisations and relevant State Agencies, from the Irish agri-food sector. A list of the participating partners can be accessed here. It is envisaged that that further partners will be added, including partners from the tillage and pigmeat sectors.
How will the Signpost Programme leverage the strengths of all partners?
Teagasc recognises that the objectives of the Signpost programme can only be achieved through collaboration. We will continually engage with our partners and stakeholders to maximise their contributions to all aspects of the various work programmes that will be part of the overall Signpost programme.
We will strive to ensure that the programme is aligned with their requirements. Specifically, we will look to:
- adopt a partnership approach to training delivery;
- leverage existing communications channels to raise awareness of both the need for climate action and opportunities for training and support;
- provide training opportunities for their people; and
- leverage their expertise, market insights and farmer linkages to accelerate the pace and scale of change.
Where can I get more information?
Contact any member of the Signpost programme team here