Sustainability credentials a ‘licence to supply’ dairy buyers
Amy Forde
Buyers of Irish dairy want to see the metrics from programmes designed to reduce farm emissions.
Farm-level carbon emissions to be measured on new platform
Teagasc, along with the Department, ICBF and Bord Bia, has launched a new platform which will allow for whole-farm sustainability assessments and the counting of carbon emissions and removals.
1 December 2022 News
Forestry ‘ace up the sleeve’ in meeting climate targets - Minister
The new forestry programme will revolutionise the way farmers look at forestry, Minister McConalogue said at the launch of the Teagasc climate action strategy.
EU to certify carbon removals, but reward unclear
The European Commission yesterday discussed proposals to regulate the certification of carbon removals, but it is unclear how farmers will be rewarded for removing carbon from the atmosphere.
30 November 2022 Climate and environment
EU proposes carbon removals certification in attempt to be climate neutral
The Commissions has said that the first EU-wide voluntary framework to reliably certify high-quality carbon removals will boost sustainable carbon farming solutions.
30 November 2022 Climate and environment
€12/ewe makes a 'mockery' of new sheep scheme - ICSA
The ICSA has said that Minister McConalogue has let sheep farmers down in the recently announced Sheep Improvement Scheme.
24 November 2022 News
Colm McCarthy: Is a congestion charge the answer?
How should the costs of the road system, including costs imposed on everyone else by road traffic, be recovered?
23 November 2022 Viewpoints
Finance key to peatland restoration suggests Murnion
A peatland mapping exercise in NI highlights areas in greatest need of restoration.
23 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Food Vision emissions proposals ‘downright delusional’
The ICMSA has come out strongly against reducing emissions by cutting output, as it suggests the Food Vision reports will do.
23 November 2022 News
Ireland backs ‘Agriculture Breakthrough’ at COP27
Ireland was one of four countries to join an agreement at COP27 which aims to drive investment in agricultural research in order to address the challenges of food insecurity.
20 November 2022 News
INHFA pulls out of Food Vision group
The hill farmer body cited serious concerns around proposals that the average slaughter age of beef cattle should be reduced to 24 months, as well as fears of a cull of beef cows.
18 November 2022 News
Results of study on green waste due by end of November
Farmers will no longer be allowed to burn bushes on their land from 1 January 2023 onwards. A derogation previously granted has not been renewed.
18 November 2022 News