Forestry cash approved
Forestry grants totalling €3m, which were issued under the COFORD Research Programme, have been given the green light by the Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Seán Connick.
Mr Connick said that the selected research projects cover important areas within the forestry sector. Most of the projects will be of three to five years in duration and will involve inter-institutional collaboration.
"The main objectives of the forest research programme are to support sustainable and competitive forestry practices and policies and to contribute to building and maintaining a knowledge economy," he said.