The LeadFarm project is developing a flexible training system to support young farmers in developing their Farm Business Skills and to promote co-operative culture and values to provide a better understanding of the co-operative to the young farmers, thus increasing their level of involvement and commitment in co-operatives.
The project also aims to promote gender balance in co-operative’s board of directors and other co- operative bodies.
In addition, the project will review the communications and engagement structures with young farmers to establish the best way to engage with young farmers going forward.
The project started in October 2017 and will last for a total of 24 months. The consortium is made up of five (5) partners from different EU countries. These include, Ireland, France, Latvia, Spain and Sweden.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission, ERASMUS+ 2014-2020 Programme.
Key Action 2 – Strategic partnerships supporting innovation in the training field
Project No: 2017-1-IE01-KA202-025711
“ICOS skillnet has been crucial in supporting the development and delivery of our learning and development within the business.”
Stephen Hickey - HR Business Partner
“Bandon Co-op are strong advocates of continuous training and without question improved knowledge is an essential component in the skillset of our staff who in turn contribute to the success of our organisation.”
Michael O’Driscoll - Purchasing Manager
“Dairygold Co-Operative Society have engaged with and have been supported by ICOS Skillnet on our Learning and Development agenda over many years.”