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Agricultural Research Council Website

Information on the Council and the services it offers to the farming community is available on this website. There is also detailed information on the projects that the Council is involved in the products that they have developed.

Starting a Co-operative

A co-operative is a business undertaken by a group of people who work together to achieve their aims.   All co-operatives need to be registered with the Registrar of Co-operatives. The Department of Agriculture has published 17 manuals on the running of a co-operative, as part of their programme to promote agribusinesses. These manuals provide detailed information on how to start and administer a co-operative. Please note that these files are large and may take some time to download.