EU imports from South America also increase global warming
Importing beef into the EU from Mercosur countries will increase global warming, writes Dr Myles Rath, formerly of the UCD School of Agriculture.
19 June 2024 News
Over 3,000 urban dwellers get closer look at farming at Agri Aware event
Agri Aware held its annual farm open day on Stephen Byrne's farm near Monsterevin, Co Kildare.
15 June 2024 News
Hundreds flock to Agri Aware open day
The open day was held on Stephen Byrne's farm in Co Kildare and aimed at bridging the disconnect between city and country.
Let’s have crop regulation but don’t block science
Our farmers are expected to change to using less nutrients and sprays almost overnight.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Lack of food shortages to blame for emissions focus on livestock, says FAO chief
We need to provide more with less and we need innovation and technology, the boss of the Food and Agriculture Organisation has said. Claire McCormack reports.
12 June 2024 News
Impact of bird flu felt across the globe
In the US, the H5N1 strain of avian influenza has spread to dairy cows in 12 states, while in Australia the H7N3 strain has caused over 500,000 chickens to be culled.
12 June 2024 News
Food security does not mean full self-sufficiency - Commission
A high-level briefing from the EU Commission acknowledged the challenge for European farmers, and said that agriculture is a priority issue for the EU in external trade negotiations.
5 June 2024 News
Positives abound but derogation decision is critical
With global demand for dairy produce stable, Irish farmers are ideally placed to take advantage, but much will depend on an EU Commission decision around the nitrates derogation.
Overview: while we still punch above our weight there are many challenges ahead
Challenges and opportunities facing primary food production on the island.
The future of food production on this island is bright
Markets are open, customers are waiting, and Ireland is ready and able to provide them with what they want.
1% of farms own 70% of global farmland new study reveals
The new worldwide study also highlighted that global land prices have doubled in the 15 years since 2008.
14 May 2024 News
Farmers need clarity on biodiversity aims and supports - ATU researcher
The messaging on biodiversity and food production policy aims must be made clear to farmers if they are to buy into environmental schemes, an ATU researcher has said.