Working with farmers to enhance the natural health of the countryside

Mission

There is widespread awareness of the environmental damage that can be caused by the wrong type of farming. We hear about it all the time. There isn’t as much discussion of those that are doing a great job farming for nature, about the positive stories, meaning we don’t have many good role models. This negative narrative can alienate farmers from nature, making them feel apart from it rather than part of it. Encouraging farmers to feel that they are part of the solution, not just the problem, is the first step in a long journey which will require a lot of financial and technical support, new partnerships and new visions. This can hopefully be the start.

The Farming for Nature initiative seeks to acknowledge and support those farmers who farm, or wish to farm, in a way that will improve the natural health of our countryside.

‘To change the world, let’s start by changing the way we talk about it, and let’s highlight those initiatives that are having a positive impact on people and the planet, to renew our confidence and spur us into action’ (Sparknews)

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Join our forum for farmers to ask questions and share information around farming for nature.

It is set up to encourage and support farmers that are or wish to include nature more in their farming practices. Whilst it is primarily for farmers we welcome users that are able to contribute from related fields.

Latest News

Ask the Farmer Q&A with Colm Gavin

Next up in our Ask the Farmer Q&A series is Mayo sheep farmer Colm Gavin. Register here Colm Gavin is an 8th generation farmer, farming in the Bundorragha catchment in Mayo. He farms 90-100 Mayo blackface ewes. The sheep are out on the mountain year-round, ...

Farming for Nature Welcomes Monaghan Farmer to the network

“I am farming in sympathy with nature because I see it as the future of farming in a time when consumers are tuned into greener more traceable food products.   In a time of rapidly rising input costs it is becoming apparent that lower inputs and ...

Contact

Farming for Nature,
Burrenbeo Trust,
Glebe Road,
Kinvara,
County Galway

Tel: 091 638091

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