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As our development of Social Farming continues across our regions in Ireland we are holding a number of Farm Open days.  On the afternoon of Friday 22nd September Chris Smyth, Westport , Co Mayo
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Our Second Conference was held in Belfast Castle, Belfast Co Antrim, Northern Ireland on the 10th September 2014. 

'Social Farming - connecting people, improving lives - The SoFAB Experience'       -    Conference Programme

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Speaker 1 - Jim Kinsella, SoFAB Project Manager

Speaker 2 - Shane Loughlin, SoFAB Participant

Speakers 3 & 4 - David Small, DARD NI & Anne Derwin Department of Agriculture Food & the Marine RoI

Speaker 5 - Anne Marie Ward, HSE West 


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


Closing Remarks Brian Smyth, Paul Kelly, Larry Masterson & Jim Kinsella

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