The National Rural Network attended the launch of the FarmPEAT EIP-AGRI Project on the 29th of July 2021 at Clara Bog Visitor Centre, Co. Offaly along with Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity and representatives from the EIP-AGRI Division of the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM).
This project is developing a locally-led, innovative, results-based farm scheme for farmers who manage lands that surround some of Ireland’s finest remaining raised bogs. The protection of our remaining raised bogs is a national priority and the agricultural lands that surround these bogs will play an important role in their long-term conservation. The FarmPEAT Project will be working with the farmers and the local communities to design and develop a programme that will deliver both for the environment and the farming community.
More information about the FarmPEAT EIP-AGRI Project can be found here.