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2014 Conference

Conference 2 Slide Presentations


Conference Schedule


1. Conference Introduction - Jim Kinsella


2. Personal Experience and Journey of a Social Farming Participant - Shane Loughlin


3. Comments on SoFAB Project, Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, NI - David Small, Deputy Secretary, Service Delivery Group, DARD NI. 


4. Comments on SoFAB Project, Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, RoI - Anne Derwin, Chief Economist Department of Agriculture Food & the Marine RoI


5. Comments on SoFAB Project, Health Service Executive (West) RoI - Anne Marie Ward, Manager, Training and Occupational Support Services


6. Comments on SoFAB Project, Special EU Programmes Body - Lorraine McCourt, Director Joint Technical Secretariat


7. Experience and lessons from SoFAB - Aoibeann Walsh, SoFAB Project Development Worker/ Researcher


8. Costs of Service Delivery  - Jim Kinsella, SoFAB Project Manager     



9.  A health service perspective - Iolo Eilian (NI HSC Board) & Neil Magowan (DHSSPS NI)


10. A farmer’s perspective - Marie & Paul Kelly (SoFAB Pilot Farmers)


11. Participant perspective - John Murphy (Moeran’s Farm Farrenconnell, Co Cavan)


12. A view from Europe - Francesco Di Iacovo, University of Pisa, Italy


13. Making Social Farming Happen - Brian Smyth (LDCo)


14. Break out groups to identify ways of making social farming happen in the future (report will be available shortly).


15. Closing Remarks - Jim Kinsella and Paul Kelly



A link to the full recording of the conference proceedings is available on you tube - click here

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