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.

We do this by:

  • Building a network of exemplary farmers
  • Celebrating the positive role that these farmers play in supporting biodiversity
  • Making sure that this ‘can do’ attitude is reflected in the discourse around farming & the environment
  • Enabling farmer-to-farmer knowledge exchange
  • Developing practical resources in easy-to-digest format
  • Providing advisory services
  • Advocating on behalf of this growing farming community

‘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

Farming for Nature Welcomes Cork Farmers to the network

The Farming for Nature (FFN) project is delighted to welcome Cork farmers, Paul McCormick and Jacinta French to their growing Ambassador network. Every day bring new things on our farm to see; birds, plants, animals, insects, fungi.  There is always something to discover when you ...

The Horse’s Mouth 2023 application now open

This farmer to farmer mentorship on how to improve biodiversity and remain productive on your farms is now open for applications View page here Farming For Nature (FFN) are delighted to announce the 2023 Horse’s Mouth farmer to farmer mentorship is now open for applications ...

Hear from our Ambassadors how they farm for nature:


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

Tel: 087 1797352

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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.

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