Farming Innovation and Sustainability on the Inishowen Peninsula
Henry O’Donnell project manager of the Inishowen Upland European Innovation Partnership joins Catherine Egan on this week’s Beef Edge podcast to give an overview of the project and explains how it aims to improve the economic sustainability of farming High Nature Value (HNV) land in Inishowen.
This is done through the implementation of a range of innovative measures which also deliver on environmental sustainability by increasing biodiversity, improving water quality and combating climate change.
To achieve these goals, the project will pursue the following specific objectives:
- Provide a best practice management template to increase farm profitability
- Demonstrate that by adopting a whole farm approach that addresses both the economic and environmental aspects of mountain upland and improved lowland on the farm that will lead better long-term outcomes
There are a number of innovative measures undertaken by the participants in the project and for further information go to: https://www.inishoweneip.com/
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