Getting farmland buzzing again

‘Farmland: Actions to help pollinators’ Guidelines Launched

Guidelines on how farmland can support pollinators were launched on September 20th, 2017:

Farming Guidelines Press Release

 

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD launched the Farmland Guidelines at the Ploughing Championships on September 20th 2017. Pictured with Una Fitzpatrick, Coordinator of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan, and Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Bia.

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD launched the Farmland Guidelines at the Ploughing Championships on September 20th 2017. Pictured with Una Fitzpatrick, Coordinator of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan; Gerry Ryan, President of the Federation of Irish Beekeeper Associations; and Prof. Jane Stout, Trinity College Dublin and Deputy Chair of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan.

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD launching the Farmland Guidelines at the Ploughing Championships on September 20th 2017. Pictured with Catherine Keena, Teagasc; Una Fitzpatrick, Coordinator of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan; Gerry Ryan, President of the Federation of Irish Beekeeper Associations; Prof. Jane Stout, Trinity College Dublin and Deputy Chair of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan; and Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Bia.

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD launching the Farmland Guidelines at the Ploughing Championships on September 20th 2017. Pictured with Jack Nolan (far left), Department of Agriculture; Catherine Keena, Teagasc; and Una Fitzpatrick, Coordinator of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan.

Juanita Browne and Una FitzPatrick chat to President Higgins about the All Ireland Pollinator Plan at the Ploughing Championships.

 

If you are writing an article about the new Farmland guidelines, you may find this document helpful, as it explains how the species images below can be used to correspond with actions:

Farming Guidelines Actions in more detail

To download the full 20-page Farmland: Actions to help Pollinators’ Guidelines, please click on this link below:

Farmland Actions to Help Pollinators

These images can be used in media coverage of the Farmland Guidelines. These photographs were generously supplied by photographers, please credit photographers if mentioned in file names.

 

 

To find out more, please contact the project officer at 086-045 6113.

or email pollinators@biodiversityireland.ie