• Pippa Hackett

Launch of new Farming Biodiversity Initiative


In my role as Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, today I launched a call for new locally-led farm and community biodiversity initiatives.


The €1.25 million initiative, which is under the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s Rural Development Programme, invites project applications from farmer groups, local action groups, NGOs, local authorities, or community groups.


This is all about helping farmers and land managers to deliver for biodiversity, both on farms and at a local level. It is a completely open call so I hope any and all interested bodies such as groups of farmers, NGOs, local authorities, community groups, or indeed existing EIPs will put forward their ideas for local biodiversity initiatives.


More details on gov.ie website.