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

How to do guides launched

Want to make changes on your land but not sure where to start.  We have put together a series of How To Do Guides by landtype.  These include quick actions you can take and then ones that may need more effort.  To go to the ...

10 National ‘Farming For Nature Ambassadors’ Announced

Farmers from across Ireland came together in the Burren this past weekend to celebrate the 2019 National Farming For Nature ambassador awards, sponsored by Bord Bia. Now in its second year, the initiative identified ten outstanding examples of how farming can have a positive impact ...

Contact

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

Tel: 091 638091

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