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Tiny Proportion Of Knowledge Transfer Scheme Participants Were Kildare Women Farmers.

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19,576 farmers across Ireland took part in the programme.

Just 34 women farmers in Kildare took part in the Knowledge Transfer Scheme.

The programme aims to is to up-skill "farmers, to encourage efficiency and effectiveness of work and ensure they engage in a process of continuous improvement which will not only develop their enterprise but also contribute the overall development of the agri food sector. "

In all, 19,576 farmers across Ireland took part in the scheme, of whom 3,173 were women.

Hannah Quinn Mulligan is Chair of the Women in Agriculture Stakeholders Group.

She joined Clem Ryan on Wednesday's edition of Kildare Today.

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