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)

 

Latest News

Meet our Farmer of the Month – Oliver Nagle

This month we would like to introduce you to a farmer whose family have farmed in the Burren region for many generations. Oliver Nagle manages a traditional Burren Winterage farm on the slopes of Slieve Carran in a way that benefits both his farming system and the ...

Farming For Nature Award 2019 nominations are now open!

The Farming For Nature Award 2019 is now open for nominations until 12TH MAY 2019.  This award aims to source and share stories of farmers across Ireland who are judged to be managing their land and livestock in a way that benefits nature.  Do you ...

Contact

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

Tel: 091 638091