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Evaluation of the North West Livestock Programme

Delta-innovation was the lead partner in the evaluation of the North West Livestock Programme, a package of knowledge transfer and support for livestock farmers in the north west of England funded through the Rural Development Programme For England. The North West Livestock Programme was in operation from 2009-2013 in Cumbria, Lancashire and Cheshire, and included projects delivering nutrient management planning, animal health and welfare planning, monitor farms and farmer groups, an ICT based farmer network and technical performance grants. This evaluation looked at the impact these had on farmers in the region and the benefits of linking technical performance grants to structured planning for animal health and nutrient management.

Client: 
Defra
Project Partners: 
Gabriela Olmos Antillon
Chloe Palmer
David Harvey