The Focus Farms Scheme was funded under Axis 1 of the Rural Development Programme. It aimed to contribute to the creation of a more competitive agriculture industry through the provision of farmer-led training to farmers.

This scheme is closed and is not accepting applications.

How the scheme worked

Focus Farms that participated in the scheme are commercial farms that demonstrated good farming practices. The farms represented a range of farm businesses and locations and promoted good practice by example.

They were available for visits by groups of farmers, where they could learn, share experiences and solve common problems through discussion, farm walks and demonstrations.

Focus Farmers received financial assistance towards establishing and maintaining their farm as a training facility and also benefited from benchmarking of their farm against similar farms. 

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