European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Project that is working with farmers in County Mayo to explore the mental challenges & strains associated with the process of farm succession and provide supports to help the farm family to address these challenges.
There are four overarching objectives of the project, which include:
The EIP project concluded recently and the final report is available below. The EIP Organisational Group sincerely thank the following: participant farmers and their families for their commitment and interest, the DAFM for their funding and support throughout the duration of the project and Minister of State DAFM Martin Heydon T.D. for both launching the EIP in 2021 and its final report in October 2023.
This project is bringing leading experts in the fields of law, tax/ accountancy, physical health, mental health and well-being and agricultural consultancy into the operating group, supported by a leading academic and researcher with experience specifically related to farming in Ireland.
The initial researcher in the EIP Operational Group will assess the individual requirements of 30 participating farmers and the operating group experts will then provide the required expertise to the participants through one to one discussions/meetings. The operating group members are two Health & Well Being Experts, an Agricultural Consultant, a Solicitor and a Tax Expert/ Accountant.