Minister of State in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett, recently announced funding of €2.2 million for two new projects focused on finding better ways to manage on-farm drained peat soils in the Midlands selected following an Open Call for proposals under the EIP-AGRI initiative.
The two new projects selected for funding are operated by Wetland Surveys Ireland and Green Restoration Ireland. These projects will both work with farmers and local community groups to co-develop sustainable land management options for farms at catchment level which will protect the carbon stock and restore sequestration associated with drained peatlands under agricultural management, maximise other ecosystem benefits and build resilience to the impacts of climate change at catchment/landscape level.
More information about this funding announcement can be found here: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/23836-minister-hackett-announces-22-million-funding-for-peatlands-projects/
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