Organic Farming

DAFM directs just €15m of  €1.8bn budget to organic farming

DAFM directs just €15m of €1.8bn budget to organic farming

“Real, comprehensive support for the organic-farming sector; ambitious, impactful eco-schemes; and a new attitude to scrub and tree integration into...

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Organics: Department urged to prioritise new entrants

Organics: Department urged to prioritise new entrants

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is being urged to prioritise new entrants to the organics sector, rather...

June 23, 2021

Bord Bia and Teagasc to attend Oireachtas meeting on organic farming

Bord Bia and Teagasc to attend Oireachtas meeting on organic farming

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will resume its discussion on organic farming this week. Taking place...

June 21, 2021

Organic Farming Scheme ‘shortcomings’ must be addressed

Organic Farming Scheme ‘shortcomings’ must be addressed

The chairman of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Organic Project team, Nigel Renaghan, is calling for the Organic Farming Scheme...

June 15, 2021

Organic farming to be today’s Oireachtas committee focus

Organic farming to be today’s Oireachtas committee focus

Organic farming will take centre stage at the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food, and the Marine’s meeting today (Tuesday,...

June 15, 2021

Increased budget for 2021 Organic Processing Investment Grant Scheme

Increased budget for 2021 Organic Processing Investment Grant Scheme

Minister of State Pippa Hackett has today (Monday, May 31) announced the opening of the first tranche in 2021 of...

May 31, 2021

Teagasc appoints specialist for organic farming team

Teagasc appoints specialist for organic farming team

Teagasc has appointed a new organic farming specialist who will commences the role today (Monday, May 24). Joe Kelleher previously...

May 24, 2021

Organic sector ‘failed’ and undersubscribed scheme ‘must serve as wake-up call’

Organic sector ‘failed’ and undersubscribed scheme ‘must serve as wake-up call’

The fact that the Organic Farming Scheme has been “substantially undersubscribed” in the latest call for applications “must serve as...

May 11, 2021

317 applications received for 2021 Organic Farming Scheme

317 applications received for 2021 Organic Farming Scheme

317 applications were received in respect of the 2021 Organic Farming Scheme, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

May 5, 2021

One week left to apply for Organic Farming Scheme

One week left to apply for Organic Farming Scheme

Farmers who are considering going organic have just one more week to apply for the Organic Farming Scheme, with the...

April 23, 2021

‘Several major obstacles’ in dairy reaching EU organic target

‘Several major obstacles’ in dairy reaching EU organic target

There are “several major obstacles to overcome with regard to supply, consumer demand and public policy” to enable the dairy...

April 8, 2021

‘People thought we were stone mad when we bought our farm’

‘People thought we were stone mad when we bought our farm’

When John and Fiona Curran bought their 26ac sheep and suckler farm in Fordstown, Co. Meath, in 2002, people thought...

April 3, 2021

‘It’s sink or swim’: Small farms convert to organic ‘or they disappear from the market’

‘It’s sink or swim’: Small farms convert to organic ‘or they disappear from the market’

Small farms can either convert to producing organically in the future “or they disappear from the market”, as is the...

March 30, 2021

Commission presents action plan for the development of organic production

Commission presents action plan for the development of organic production

The European Commission has today (Thursday, March 25) presented an action plan for the development of organic production. The action...

March 25, 2021

Beef Focus: ‘I just find the organic system to be a more natural way of farming’

Beef Focus: ‘I just find the organic system to be a more natural way of farming’

Hailing from the county of Westmeath – Patrick Oxley is running a substantial organic farm consisting of both a suckler-to-beef and...

December 12, 2020

Area under organic production to increase to 350,000ha by 2030 under new plan

Area under organic production to increase to 350,000ha by 2030 under new plan

The current area under organic production in Ireland is to be increased to 350,000ha by 2030, according to a new...

December 10, 2020

International audience tunes into Leitrim organic farming conference

International audience tunes into Leitrim organic farming conference

Over 1,000 people, including some 150 from oversees, tuned into an organic farming conference that was broadcast from Co. Leitrim...

November 16, 2020

Advice and insight for regenerative agriculture enthusiasts

Advice and insight for regenerative agriculture enthusiasts

The BioFarm 2020 conference is moving online this year. The event which has proved massively popular over the past few...

September 24, 2020