Better water quality and supporting the production of high-quality food are the twin aims of the programme. Funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and run by Teagasc, for nearly ten years ACP staff have been working with 300 farmers across six catchments in Ireland. A multi-discipline team is evaluating both the environmental and economic effects of the Nitrates Directive and developing science-based solutions for Ireland's water quality challenges.
The family farm of Edward & Maeve O’Malley, near Ardee, Co Louth. In this video, Edward speaks about their one hundred cow suckler-to-beef operation and the desire to hand on to the next generation the business in a better state.