Students of food and agriculture at six third-level colleges from across Ireland will gather in Queen’s University Belfast for the fifth Annual Great Agri-Food Debate on Thursday 27 February 2020. The debate is a joint initiative between Dawn Meats & McDonald’s and this is the first year the competition will be held in Northern Ireland.

Students will debate subsidies, climate change and gender balance in farming. Participants from Queen’s will be joined by five other third-level colleges; University of Limerick, University College Dublin, College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Dundalk Institute of Technology and last year’s winners Waterford Institute of Technology.