Preserving Ireland’s Agricultural Heritage

Ireland is blessed with a rich agricultural legacy that stretches back thousands of years. But this unique heritage is increasingly under threat from changes is farming practices and environmental pressures. Anita Hayes set up the Irish Seed Savers Association in 1991...
Organic Farming Scheme

Organic Farming Scheme

The Organic Farming Scheme (OFS) is funded through the Rural Development Programme. Due to the popularity and high demand for the scheme the funding allocation of €10 million per year has now been exhausted and the scheme is currently closed to new applicants. The...
GLAS Wild Bird Cover

GLAS Wild Bird Cover

The GLAS Scheme which is funded through the Rural Development Programme has a number of specifically designed measures which address water quality, climate change and biodiversity. Under the GLAS scheme (Tranche 1 & 2) farmers have undertaken to sow a staggering...