Farmers Donie and Colette Reegan with Doug McMillan
Project Manager Farm Carbon EIP
at one of the new ponds on the
wetland farm in Shinrone, Co Offaly.
Photograph: John D Kelly
Can agriculture and reduced emissions coexist?
Meet the pioneer farmers who are leading the way
In this article in The Irish Times on 22 July 2023, Sylvia Thompson examines an initiative involving 23 farmers aims to show how a balance between agriculture and the environment can be struck. She visits the farm of Donie and Colette Reegan with Doug McMillan, the project manager of Farm Carbon European Innovation Partnership. This initiative aims to develop and showcase new methods of farming peatlands while reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), enhancing biodiversity and improving water quality.
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