Catherine Seale

Research Student (Full-time)

Catherine's research will use participatory extension approaches to create a space where farming stakeholders can discuss a new Cross Compliance training workbook (McKenna, Hyde and Gibson, 2013*) designed by Teagasc (the agriculture and food development authority of the Republic of Ireland). This new training workbook has been developed to help farmers meet their obligations under the EU Cross Compliance Statutory Management Requirements and standards consistent with keeping land in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC).

The first year of her research will be based at Walton Hall. She will spend the final three years based at the the Rural Economy Research Centre (RERC) in Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland. This is Teagasc’s Economics and Social Science Research Institute.

Catherine's research is funded by the Open University and Teagasc as a Walsh Fellowship.

*McKenna, G., Hyde, T. and Gibson, M. (2013). Cross Compliance Workbook, Teagasc, Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland.

Supervision team
Dr Chris High
Professor Andy Lane
Dr Martin Reynolds
Dr Áine Macken-Walsh (Teagasc)
Dr Kevin Heanue (Teagasc

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