Department support for Farmland Pollinator Officer
As Minister of State in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, with responsibility for Land Use and Biodiversity, today I announced support for the All-Ireland Pollinator plan through the provision of funding for a Farmland Pollinator officer.
I am delighted to be providing the financial resources for this important post. The Farmland Pollinator Officer will be based at the National Biodiversity Data Centre and will play a vital role in helping all of us, from local authorities to schools, gardeners and businesses, but particularly farmers, to work together to try to create an Ireland where pollinators can not only survive, but thrive. Pollinators play a key role in a healthy ecosystem, and taking action to protect and enhance them will benefit biodiversity, and also provide a vehicle for direct engagement with the farming community.
The Officer will assist in the implementation of the farmland actions in the new Pollinator Plan. A specific work programme will be developed to support delivery of the actions and to safeguard pollinators on farmland.
You can read more about this announcement on gov.ie or about the All Ireland Pollinator Plan on https://pollinators.ie/