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Key deliverables in 2024

Multi Actor Approach

Multi-actor stakeholder group established and chairperson appointed Q3
Best practice Demonstration farmers identified Q3
Memorandum of Understanding agreed with dairy (DII), meat (MII) and tillage (TII) to promote and disseminate outputs from the ‘Better Farming for Water’ campaign Q4

Building Awareness

Teagasc clients provided with local water quality information and maps at their BISS consultation Q2
Catchment/water bodies water quality data and PIP maps made available to all stakeholders Q3
AgNav available to estimate purchased N (and P) surplus/ha and N use efficiency Q3

Upskilling Farmers, Advisors, Teachers, Industry Professionals & Students

Training material for advisors and stakeholders provided Q3
In-service training provided to all Teagasc tillage, beef and dairy advisors Q3
Tailored waterbody advice sheets completed to address specific water quality issues Q3
Revision of teaching resources completed Q4

Knowledge Transfer Programme

Discussion Groups/Farm Walks discuss and share water quality information in adjacent catchment Q3
Regional teams (manager, ASSAP Advisor) established Q3
Water quality regional events initiated Q3
Development of whole farm water quality assessment templates and tools for advisors Q4

Supporting Research Programme

First year slurry and soiled water survey report published Q4
Support the making available of water quality data and PIP maps to all stakeholders Q3
Complete detailed analysis of water quality data from the 6 main catchments to identify where the knowledge transfer programme should concentrate Q4
Support the development of training material and in-service training Q3


Campaign brand and identity established Q2
Better Farming for Water campaign incorporated into Teagasc organised national events Q3
Better Farming for Water campaign incorporated into Teagasc dissemination material Q3
Teagasc Website revised to incorporate a repository of information on water quality Q4

Campaign Management

Water Specialist recruited Q2
Better Farming for Water campaign strategic plan launched and published Q2
Campaign Manager recruited Q3
Cross-directorate management team established Q3
Multi-actor Stakeholder consultative group established, and chair selected Q3
Campaign action/implementation plan finalised Q3
Catchment co-ordinators (x 6) recruited Q3
Regional team (Manager, ASSAP Advisor) identified for each region Q3
Water Quality Catchment Research Officer appointed Q4