Rural development

Cumulus Consultants provides analysis and advice on the rural economy and rural development. We recognise that the rural economy comprises a significant part of national economy but faces specific challenges such as poor broadband provision and poor transport infrastructure.

Cumulus can carry out policy research, develop strategy, design and deliver programmes and schemes, and undertake evaluations in relation to rural development.  We understand both the rural economy and the rural development policy framework, including Rural Development Programmes and EU Structural and Investment Funds. We have particular expertise with those initiatives focused on improving competitiveness in the land-based sector and the sustainable management of natural resources.

For more detailed examples of our rural development work go to:

For a list of our rural development work please see Projects