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Biodiversity & The Countryside - Teagasc Resources

Please follow the link to find a range of relevant Teagasc resources that address farmland biodiversity and the Irish countryside. These include an overview and further references to current and recent research projects, as well as a collection of Teagasc leaflets and information booklets.

Biodiversity & The Countryside 

Biodiversity Ireland's Pollinator Plan

Recent research by Catherine Keena, Teagasc Countryside Management Specialist, found that farmers were positive towards biodiversity. Biodiversity is one of the principal public goods to which agriculture can contribute. The All Ireland Pollinator Plan is an initiative bringing farmers, local authorities, schools, gardeners, and businesses together to try to create an Ireland where bees can survive and thrive. Teagasc supports the All Ireland Pollinator Plan 

Gardening For Biodiversity

Limerick City and County Council hosted a Zoom  webinar on Gardening for Biodiversity on May 28, 2020.

The webinar highlighted the simple things we can all do to make our gardens, no matter how big or small,  more attractive for 

If anyone missed it and wants to watch it, it is now up on youtube at the link below:

Gardening for Biodiversity

The webinar was presented by Juanita Browne of the National Biodiversity Data Centre and there is a wonderful Gardening for Biodiversity Booklet to go along with it, produced by Juanita in associate with local authority heritage officers. 

Sustainable Agriculture Training Webinar Series

These webinars take place every Friday morning from 9.30am – 10.30am through Zoom. Register for the webinar here www.teagasc.ie/sustainableagriculture

To view previous webinars and presentations please click on the logo below:


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The Signpost Programme is a collaborative partnership of farmers, industry and State Agencies, working together for climate action by Irish farmers and support the transition towards more sustainable farming systems.

The main objectives of The Signpost Programme are to:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduce ammonia emissions
  • Reduce nutrient loss to the environment and contribute to improved water quality and biodiversity
  • Save farmers money and improve efficiency of production systems

Check out some of our farmers in Cork West involved in the programme.