Protecting Farmland Pollinators Annual Report

The annual report for the Protecting Farmland Pollinators European Innovation Partnership Project is available for download Protecting Farmland Pollinators Annual Report January 2021 or simply click on the image below.

Inside you can find out about:

  • The Projects key achievements for the year,
  • How the results-based system works,
  • What kinds of actions are considered when generating the whole farm pollinator score?
  • How farms are scored,
  • The results to date, and
  • Plans for 2021.

 

 

The Protecting Farmland Pollinators Project is about small actions that will allow biodiversity to coexist within a productive farming system. We want to help encourage all farmers to provide small wildlife habitats for pollinators, in terms of food, safety, and shelter, on their farms. This project aims to work with farmers to develop a whole farm pollinator scoring system and identify what management practices on Irish farmland benefit pollinators. This score will help farmers to understand how pollinator friendly their farm is, and identify what simple, low-cost actions they can take to work towards improving their score in a way that does not negatively affect productivity. This five-year project is working with a group of 40 farmers, across farm types (beef, dairy, mixed, and tillage) and intensities (high, medium, and low) in Co. Kildare and neighbouring counties.

 

Protecting Farmland Pollinators is a European Innovation Partnership funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine (DAFM) under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. The project is coordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre.