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Carbon farming must address biodiversity too – EU organics group
Noel Bardon
Carbon farming projects should seek to achieve objectives beyond simply sequestering carbon, according to IFOAM Organics Europe.
27 April 2022 Forestry
Coillte's €2bn plan includes 100,000ha of new forests by 2050
Coillte's plan is to create 1,200 jobs in rural communities "to enable the just transition to a low carbon economy in Ireland".
21 April 2022 News
Coillte pledges to plant 100,000ha of new forestry
The semi-State forestry company said that the new strategy will support the creation of 1,200 direct and indirect jobs over the next five to 10 years.
IFA president to meet Commission officials on ‘stringent’ draft rewetting law
The IFA has said that any rewetting efforts must be voluntary for land owners and that farmers must receive adequate compensation for rewetting.
9 March 2022 News
Farmers need ‘sufficient income’ from projects such as rewetting – Noonan
We have a big task ahead of us to restore nature, the heritage minister has said.
6 March 2022 News
Rural communities must be considered in new EU environmental measures
The INHFA has accused the European Commission of ignoring rural communities when framing proposed legislation which will result in a raft of restrictions imposed on drained peatlands.
27 February 2022 News
Weekly podcast: rewetting targets, rural planning and Ploughing 2022
New targets for rewetting drained farmed peatlands, rural planning, tickets for Ploughing 2022, plant-based proteins and the sheep trade all feature in this week's podcast.
24 February 2022 News
Hemp an alternative on lands targeted for rewetting
Hemp Co-op Ireland is looking for industrial hemp to be taken out of the Misuse of Drugs Act and put into agriculture, so that funding can be secured from the Department.
24 February 2022 News
Plans to rewet 105,000ha will ‘wipe out’ farming communities – INHFA
The INHFA has slammed EU proposals to rewet, rewild and restrict farming on hundreds of thousands of hectares of farmed peats and SAC designated lands.
24 February 2022 News
Over 100,000ha targeted for rewetting
Some 300,000ha of these lands are currently farmed in Ireland.
23 February 2022 News
More water and less milk on the menu for Leo’s gathering
The Government’s position on the radical land rewetting proposals from Brussels is likely to be raised in the discussions.
23 February 2022 Dealer
Thousands of hectares of drained farm peatlands targeted for rewetting
A leaked law proposed by the European Commission has indicated that farming on as many as 70% of the country’s 300,000ha of farmed peat soils could be severely restricted.
23 February 2022 News