We want to create a better food system in Ireland, where all people have access to healthy, nutritious and affordable local food.
We want to farm in ways which benefit and restore natural ecosystems and build soils, leaving the land better than when we started.
We want to show solidarity with rural communities across Ireland and the world and ensure that living from the land and with the land continues into the future.
Talamh Beo is a democratically organised, member-led organisation. It is run by farmers who have direct experience of the issues they campaign on in their livelihoods and communities.
We believe that farmers and communities should be at the centre of decision-making for food and agriculture systems and developing agricultural policies.
We stand for a system which puts the power back into the hands of farmers, communities and citizens instead of corporate interests and industrial agriculture and food production.
WHAT WE STAND FOR:
We stand for a food system that:
Talamh Beo is registered as a company limited by guarantee (CLG). Our main committee or "core group" as we call it, is made up of 12 members - 6 male and 6 female.
The core group meets online and face to face to organise events and activities, draft materials and further the aims of the organisation. The core group is elected at the AGM each year.
We hope to establish a working group structure in the future where members with specific interests (beef, sheep or dairy farming, forestry, seeds, tillage, horticulture etc) can exchange information, propose policy and act together.
The current members of the Core group are: