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Farming for Nature – public vote launched

Members of the public, and in particular the farming community, are being asked to vote for one of six shortlisted farmers as their top  pick for the 2018 National ‘Farming for Nature’ Award. The deadline [...]

Farming for Nature – public vote launched 2018-10-08T15:37:29+00:00

Portugese visit to boost innovation for sustainable agriculture

  Burren Learning landscape focus of Portuguese visit to boost innovation for sustainable agriculture A group of 20 farmers, researchers and Ministry of Agriculture officials from Portugal recently visited the Burren to experience the lessons [...]

Portugese visit to boost innovation for sustainable agriculture 2018-08-15T10:23:43+00:00

‘Farming for Nature’ – shaping a new narrative

A new initiative has been launched which aims to source, share and celebrate stories of farmers across Ireland who are considered to be managing their land and livestock in a way that benefits nature. The [...]

‘Farming for Nature’ – shaping a new narrative 2018-08-08T10:04:53+00:00

Second Atlantic Natura 2000 Seminar – Draft Seminar Report

As a milestone in the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process, the seminar serves the purpose of discussing issues of common concern and interest, in relation to the conservation and management of a number of habitats selected [...]

Second Atlantic Natura 2000 Seminar – Draft Seminar Report 2018-02-10T14:18:53+00:00

Conference live-streamed: Results-based payments for biodiversity achievements in agriculture

  30 March 2017, 9.30 - 17.30 European Economic and Social Committee, Bruxelles The conference will be live-streamed. Please feel free to link in on 30th March, by clicking on the link below: https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/results-based-agri-environment-schemes-rewarding-farmers-for-biodiversity-achievements The [...]

Conference live-streamed: Results-based payments for biodiversity achievements in agriculture 2018-02-10T14:18:53+00:00

EPA Research Report No 209: Co-benefits for Water and Biodiversity from the Sustainable Management of High Nature Value Farmland

    The EPA has published the EPA Research Report No 209: Co-benefits for Water and Biodiversity from the Sustainable Management of High Nature Value Farmland. This report looks at the potential synergies between biodiversity and [...]

EPA Research Report No 209: Co-benefits for Water and Biodiversity from the Sustainable Management of High Nature Value Farmland 2018-02-10T14:18:53+00:00

Burren Winterage School 2016

Working with Nature: a Farmer-centred Approach 27th-29th Oct 2016 Kilfenora, Co.Clare Following on from last year's very successful Burren Winterage School, this year's event promises to be a great few days of talks, workshops and [...]

Burren Winterage School 2016 2018-02-10T14:18:53+00:00

The Burren Winterage School, October 27th – 29th 2016

The annual Burren Winterage Weekend festival will take place this year from October 27th - 30th. This unique celebration of pastoral farming and its rich legacy of natural and cultural heritage will feature the winterage [...]

The Burren Winterage School, October 27th – 29th 2016 2018-02-10T14:18:53+00:00

RBAPS Results-based Agri-enviroment Pilot Scheme – Newsletter

What is RBAPS?  Results-based agri-environment payment schemes are schemes where farmers and land managers receive payments for delivering a specific environmental result or outcome. These results-based approaches offer farmers the flexibility to use their knowledge [...]

RBAPS Results-based Agri-enviroment Pilot Scheme – Newsletter 2016-03-24T16:02:38+00:00

National Economic and Social Council publishes research paper on the Burren Life Programme

Farmers Work to Resolve Environmental Challenges in the Burren The Burren is a unique area in North Clare, known for its abundant biodiversity and rich heritage. It provides the context for a fascinating account [...]

National Economic and Social Council publishes research paper on the Burren Life Programme 2018-02-10T14:18:54+00:00