23/09/22 – Today is European Organic Day raising awareness of the benefits that organic food and farming can provide to citizens throughout Europe and beyond. The Irish Organic Association joins farmers, businesses and consumers, in Ireland and across the continent in celebrating the contribution of organics to more sustainable production and consumption as well as highlighting the exciting opportunities that it offers. [Read more…]
The very successful ACORNS programme to support rural based female entrepreneurs is now open for new applications, under ACORNS 8.
Mary Lynch is hosting two AETS courses this coming Friday and Saturday August 26th & 27th, both in Tipperary town. Contact Mary for more details and to book in on tel: 087 2434365.
On Monday August 8th RTE’s Nationwide visited Ballintubbert House and Gardens in Co. Laois. Gillian Westbrook, CEO of the Irish Organic Association was there to meet the staff and owners and congratulate them on their achievement of being the first ornamental garden in Ireland to receive organic status. [Read more…]
Complementary policy measures vital to the success of a growing organic farming sector
20/07/22 – Today the government announced its revised payment rates for the new Organic Farming Scheme (OFS) funded under the forthcoming CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027. The new payment rates foresee a significant increase in support from 2023 for farmers interested in converting to organic production as well as the thousands of organic farmers who already hold full organic symbol status. The OFS is expected to open for new applicants in October 2022.