Boosting women-led innovation in farming and rural areas
Sarah McIntosh
‘GRASS Ceiling’ a new EU-funded project is setting up living labs in nine countries to boost women-led innovation in farming and rural areas, Sarah McIntosh writes.
20 March 2023 News
SEAI awards €19m in funding to over 40 energy research projects
The awarded projects cover a wide range of topics, including the rollout of micro-generation in agriculture, wind farm interactions with hen harriers and biomethane and biofertiliser production.
11 March 2023 News
Irish food businesses encouraged to avail of €3,600 Digital Start grant
SMEs and micro businesses in the food sector are being encouraged to avail of the Digital Start grant, offering up to €3,600 to facilitate digitisation in Irish companies, Sarah McIntosh writes.
Grazing in Europe down 10% to 20% in last 10 years
A group of EU farm research stakeholders, including Teagasc, is setting out to support farmers to use grass-based livestock systems.
3 March 2023 News
Made in Ireland: Fermanagh business finds a niche in quad attachments
Quadcrate is a multi-award winning manufacturer of ATV and UTV handling accessories located in Fermanagh. Gary Abbott caught up with MD William Allingham to find out more about the business.
1 March 2023 Farm machinery
Kangaroo faeces could cut methane in cattle - research
US researchers have found that faecal microbes from infant kangaroos could cut the methane produced in cattle stomachs.
25 February 2023 News
My Farming Week: Stephen Hurley, Schull, Co Cork
Sixteen-year-old Stephen Hurley farms with his grandad and uncle on their suckler farm in Schull, Co Cork.
22 February 2023 News
Young Stock Podcast: organic tillage, agroforestry and anaerobic digestion
Renewables editor Stephen Robb talks to associate director with WEW Engineering Jack Browne about all things organic tillage farming, agro forestry and anaerobic digestion.
20 February 2023 Podcast
Tirlán doubles sales of oat-based products
Plant and dairy products are being sold together across the globe by Tirlán, as sales increase and look positive for the coming year.
14 February 2023 News
‘HER-SELF’ project to examine women in agriculture
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has announced a new research project into women in farming.
6 February 2023 News
Agri-tech startups with ‘global ambitions’ rewarded at UCD
A small-scale anaerobic digestion business and a milk lorry route logistics platform were winners following AgTechUCD innovation centre’s second Agccelerator programme.
30 January 2023 News
Editorial: I will come back to you on that! Readers views vital
It’s often readers that spark the idea for an article. Praise or complaint, it’s all welcome in terms of addressing the concerns of the people who live and work in rural Ireland. Writes Amii McKeever.
25 January 2023 Amii