Research Papers 2012

Synopsis Here you will find a list of Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development research papers published during 2012.

  • Empowerment of rural women in Northern Ireland – impacts on poverty, development and current challenges

    Reference: 42/12 - Date: 24/02/2012

    This paper provides an overview of the main approaches being taken to the alleviation of rural poverty and rural development as well as exploring whether these approaches have specifically targeted or benefited rural women. The paper also identifies some of the key issues still impacting on rural women that need to be addressed both present and future within Northern Ireland.

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  • Programme for Government – previous performance and future priorities for DARD

    Reference: 49/12 - Date: 29/02/2012

    A Programme for Government (PfG) establishes a government’s overall strategic direction as well as setting time limited and specific targets. This briefing paper considers how DARD performed against the targets directly attributed to the Department in the 2008-2011 PfG.

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  • The link between Bovine TB and Badgers – an overview of key research and policy milestones from the Krebs Review/Report to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Inquiry

    Reference: 73/12 - Date: 10/05/2012

    This briefing paper provides an overview of the main efforts carried out under the instigation of successive UK governments to both better understand the relationship between TB incidence in cattle and badgers as well as associated work that has been taken to control and eradicate the disease. Figure 1 sets these interventions within a timeline ranging from 1996 to 2008.

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  • Programme for Government Northern Ireland 2008-11 – departmental performance

    Reference: 75/12 - Date: 10/05/2012

    This briefing paper is to provide an analysis of departmental performance against targets outlined in the 2008-11 Programme for Government (PfG). This has been achieved by ascertaining the progress to date in relation to the targets contained in the 23 Public Service Agreements (PSAs). It aims to breakdown the data by government department for comparative purposes.

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  • Bovine TB - Biosecurity measures

    Reference: 76/12 - Date: 10/05/2012

    This briefing paper is in response to a request from the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development for information on biosecurity measures developed across the world to tackle Bovine TB. The paper draws upon a previous research paper on Bovine TB – comparative models for compensation and eradication/control (NIAR 245-22).

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  • Rural Crime incidence – Northern Ireland and other jurisdictions

    Reference: 77/12 - Date: 10/05/2012

    This updated briefing note quantifies the scale of rural crime within Northern Ireland and other neighbouring jurisdictions.

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