The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has responsibility for rural development and rural policy in Northern Ireland. These responsibilities include the management and implementation of the Rural Development Programme, the development of the Rural White Paper Action Plan, rural proofing and the promotion of integrated rural policy making across government.
- Proposed Farm Business Improvement Scheme - Whole Farm Needs Assessment Survey
- 2014-2020 RDP Final Draft for formal submission to EU Commission (Portable Document Format, 2903 Kb)
Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation
- Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Framework
- Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation - click here for more information on current initiatives