Advantages of collaboration

Collaboration has a long tradition in rural Ireland, just look at coops and neighbours helping each other at the harvest. Collaboration provides both social and financial benefits. Identified benefits of collaboration include.


  • Improved economies of scale leading to increased profits
  • Increased leisure time
  • Better social and family life
  • Improved work environment and reduced work load
  • Reduced stress through shared decisions and companionship
  • Reduced investment risk and better decision making
  • More efficient use of fixed costs
  • Operational farms have higher economic, social and environmental value
  • Expansion, succession planning and farm progression facilitated
  • Improved farm safety


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