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

Winner of the FFN Public Choice Award announced

The 2020 National Farming For Nature Ambassador Awards was held on Saturday night. Now in its 3rd year, the awards recognised eight outstanding examples of how farming can have a positive impact on our biodiversity and climate.   President Higgins wrote to the Farmers ahead of ...

Burren Winterage Weekend Programme now available

Burren Winterage is online this year between Wed 21st - Sun 25th October.   Booking links are now open the the Burren Winterage School events. Events include webinars by EIPs, talks by farmer and bestselling author James Rebanks ('A Shepherd's Life'), Patrick Holden, founder of the ...


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

Tel: 091 638091

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