An EU backed project will help develop a new cropping system for Irish organic producers. The Irish Organic Association were one of 13 projects who received funding under the European Innovation Partnership (EIP – Agri) programme being run by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine. The project called Maximizing Organic Production Systems (MOPS) “will design a cropping system to enable 11 organic growers to work collaboratively to supply growing market demands” said Gillian Westbrook, CEO of the Irish Organic Association and lead applicant on the project. Padraig Fahy is one of the participating farms in the project and he speaks to Grace Maher about what he hopes to gain from being involved. To read the full article CLICK HERE
©IOA (Irish Organic Association ) is Ireland’s leading organic certification body dedicated to certifying organic produce and products throughout Ireland.