• RDC 25th Celebrations

    NI Rural Development Council celebrates 25 Years. 1991-2016.

  • Personal Youth Development Programme
  • Rural Network for Northern Ireland

    Rural Network- Supporting rural development locally, nationally & across Europe

  • RYE Connect

    RYE - RDC working in partnership to encourage Rural Youth Entrepreneurship

  • Farm Family Key Skills Health and Safety

    RDC working to improve the lives of farmers and farm family members. 


RDC, the rural development organisation for Northern Ireland, works to support and encourage integrated rural development actions that recognise and value the contribution of agriculture, rural regeneration, the environment and culture in realising its vision of 'a living, working, sustainable and shared countryside'.                         



DAERA reopens Research Challenge Fund

A grant scheme worth almost £900,000 to help stimulate innovation in Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry has reopened, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has announced.

More Farm Safety Workshops Announced

Further dates for farm safety workshops have been announced by the Rural Development Council.

Central Good Relations Funding Programme Opens for Applications

The 2017/18 Central Good Relations Funding Programme opened on Wednesday 15th February 2017 and will close on Monday 20th March 2017 at 2pm.

Applicants advised to prepare for Environmental Farming Scheme

Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced a series of information events will take place in preparation for the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) which is due to open at the end of February, subject to necessary approvals.

Farm Safety Workshops Continue Across Northern Ireland

The Rural Development Council (RDC) is urging farmers, farm family members and farm workers to attend Farm Safety workshops as they continue to take place at various farm settings across Northern Ireland.