The Irish partnership has been facilitated by the strategic regional economy project- the Upper Shannon Erne Future Economy project – USEFE, a joint initiative between businesses, the Local Authorities of Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon, Bord Na Mona and ESB. It enables businesses to proactively influence and assist with the broader economic development of the region and identify opportunities for synergies across sectors and between various scales of business.
Food is a priority focus in the region and Nourish EU is assisting USEFE to transform the area into an innovative, healthy and creative food region. USEFE operates on the basis of a joint initiative between municipalities and businesses of varying sizes within key sectors for the region. This results in identifying an opportunity for shared learning and development of the region as a healthy food stronghold.