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Collaborative Farming Arrangements

Collaborative farming is two or more farmers working together in a formal arrangement for the mutual benefit of all those involved in the arrangement.

The main benefits of a collaborative arrangement are:

  1. Economic – a collaborative arrangement can offer farmers increased returns through the ability to achieve scale at a lower capital cost; the reduction of costs which are duplicated between farmers; and risk sharing.
  2. Skills – The possibility of sharing best farming and business management practice.
  3. Social – Joint farming ventures can help to address the social challenge of the ‘one man farm’ model making farming a more attractive occupation.

The main collaborative arrangements being encouraged in Ireland are:

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