Working with farmers to enhance the natural health of the countryside


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)

Latest News

Meet our farmer of the month – Edmund Joyce

Edmund Joyce is a drystock farmer from Co Carlow and is one of our 2018 Farming For Nature nominees. He runs a herd of suckler cows and a flock of ewes on his 125-acre holding. Since taking over the farm in 2007 Edmund has planted ...

Farming For Nature Ambassador Awards update

We received 48 excellent nominations regarding 39 different farmers in 2019 and the quality of the nominees has been simply outstanding! In fact, it’s been inspiring to speak to each of the nominees over the past few months and we would like to thank them ...


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

Tel: 091 638091