Protecting water quality

Farmers help protect cross-border drinking water

The Source to Tap project’s agricultural Land Incentive Scheme has been a huge success and the project team want to pay tribute to local landowners for their contribution towards protecting local river water quality and wildlife. In total, 119 landowners have benefited from funding through the €1.02 million cross-border pilot scheme. The grants have helped […]

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Critical time to minimise herbicide runoff into our rivers and lakes

The rush spraying season is upon us and in both Northern Ireland and Ireland, now is the time when farmers and landowners can do their bit and make simple, cost-effective changes to minimise the amount of herbicide reaching the river. Farmers in the Derg catchment have already been doing this as part of the EU […]

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River Derg Pilot cross-border Land Incentive Scheme for farmers extended

An innovative pilot cross-border Land Incentive Scheme, which provides 100% funding to landowners for measures to help protect and improve water quality in the River Derg, has been extended until December 2020. The pilot Scheme is part of the Source to Tap Project, which is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, the Department […]

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Innovative pilot cross-border Grant scheme helps farmers protect rivers in Counties Donegal and Tyrone

"This project is win-win for both the environment and agriculture. Farmers understand the importance of water quality and want to help make a difference. This project will help to give them the advice and tools to do so. It is a great example of collaborative working and we are very pleased to be a part of it." -UFU deputy president, David Brown.

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