Media Operational Notice

Committee Event Focuses on Rural Development Programme

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 14 February 2012

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will hold an event on Thursday 16 February 2012 to take people’s views on the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Programme (RDP).  The RDP supports development, innovation and diversification of economic activity within the agriculture sector.  The programme also seeks to improve the environment and countryside and the quality of life in rural areas.

During the event Members of the Committee will meet with stakeholders to reflect on experiences of the current programme; discuss and share examples of good practice; and develop suggestions and recommendations for influencing the new programme (due to come into effect post 2013). 

Time: 1.00pm – 4.45pm

Date: Thursday 16 February

Venue: Dunsilly Hotel, 20 Dunsilly Road, Antrim, BT41 2JH

Following the event the Committee will prepare a report based on the discussions which will be the subject of a debate in the Northern Ireland Assembly later this year.

Media Opportunities:

Media are welcome to attend and photograph the event.  There will be an opportunity to speak to the Members of the Committee and stakeholders before and after the event.

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