Organic Farming

Organic milk producers face 24% cost shortfall – report

Organic milk producers face 24% cost shortfall – report

Organic milk producers in Germany currently face a 24% shortfall in relation to costs, according to a new report. The...

December 1, 2021

European organic movement warns of ‘insufficient ambition’ in CAP strategic plans

European organic movement warns of ‘insufficient ambition’ in CAP strategic plans

A European organic food and farming movement has warned of “insufficient ambitions” in CAP strategic plans. IFOAM Organics Europe has...

November 18, 2021

Proposed agri-emissions solutions are ‘missing the target’

Proposed agri-emissions solutions are ‘missing the target’

Proposed solutions for dealing with agricultural emissions are “missing the target” according to the National Organic Training Skillnet (NOTS). NOTS...

November 9, 2021

‘I hope dairy farmers will see what’s possible’ with organics – Hackett

‘I hope dairy farmers will see what’s possible’ with organics – Hackett

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Pippa Hackett, has published a video showing how a farm on the...

November 6, 2021

New markets crucial for ambitious organic plan

New markets crucial for ambitious organic plan

Ireland’s ambitious plan to quadruple the organic farming sector must be matched by the same ambition to source and secure...

November 2, 2021

Dairy Focus: ‘Organic dairy made more financial sense’

Dairy Focus: ‘Organic dairy made more financial sense’

In this week’s Dairy Focus, Agriland made the trip to the ‘Rebel’ county to meet Seamus Ahern, on his organic dairy farm located...

September 26, 2021

Ireland’s organic farming budget would need 10-fold increase to meet EU target

Ireland’s organic farming budget would need 10-fold increase to meet EU target

Ireland’s expenditure on organic farming would require a 10-fold increase in order to help meet the European Union’s (EU) 25%...

July 7, 2021

‘Apathy pervades every aspect of organic development’ in Ireland – Carthy

‘Apathy pervades every aspect of organic development’ in Ireland – Carthy

“Apathy, that verges on hostility, pervades every aspect” of the development of the organic sector in Ireland, according to Sinn...

June 30, 2021

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...

June 24, 2021

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