A new innovative, locally-led farm project entitled ‘Farming with Nature’ which aims to create a world recognised Irish Biodiversity brand that brings a premium price to the farmer, has been awarded €111,000 in funding.

The new project is led by an operational group consisting of Castlelyons local Sinead Treanor, Teagasc, Kepak, Bord Bia, local dairy farmer Donal Sheehan (Castlelyons) and Sinead Hickey of the BRIDE project.

By using the success and learnings of the BRIDE project, ’Farming with Nature’ will create an online platform that supports biodiversity management on farms.

The foundation for this brand has been the measurement and management of biodiversity and habitats on farms in the BRIDE project

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