Social Farming SoFAB @lairdhse06 benefiting rural communities @blissberryfarm

Blissberry Farm Mountcharles

Social Farming has come to the attention of an increasing range of rural stakeholders in recent years and numerous examples of social farming activities can be found around the EU-27 Member States. This interest is the result of a growing understanding of the potential role of agricultural and rural resources for enhancing the social, physical and mental well-being of people. At the same time, social farming also represents a new opportunity for farmers to deliver alternative services to broaden and diversify the scope of their activities and multi-functional role in society. This integration between agricultural and social activities can also provide farmers with new sources of income and enhance the image of agriculture in the ‘public eye’.

Joint Thematic Initiative

The NRN Joint Thematic Initiative for Social Farming was launched in December 2009 in response to a proposal from the Italian Rural Network for a group of NRNs to work…

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