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Sustainability

"Rural Ireland – the future" – Michael O'Sullivan, chair, Rural Ireland Matters, Cahermore, Castletownbere, West Cork.
By Letters to the Editor on 19 October 2017
Payments support, small farms report. positive dairy market, Smart Farming success.
By Contributor on 19 October 2017
Many aspects relating to food production and the food chain were discussed and debated at Bayer’s Future of Farming Dialogue 2017.
By Andy Doyle on 05 October 2017
Outdated perceptions of productive forestry threaten the expansion of the sector, maintains the IFA's Pat Collins.
By Donal Magner on 28 September 2017
To celebrate the National Ploughing Championships, Macra na Feirme has two prizes to give away this month.
By Contributor on 14 September 2017
The Irish Farmers Journal attended Teagasc and Bord Bia’s recent open day detailing how to pass a Bord Bia quality assurance audit. Daniel McPartlin reports.
By Daniel McPartlin on 03 September 2017
Strong demand for lamb, submission to the Citizens Assembly and call for GLAS plans.
By Contributor on 24 August 2017
Lorcan Allen speaks to Angel Versetti, chief executive of Ambrosus, a blockchain technology company that aims to bring greater transparency to the food supply chains.
By Lorcan Allen on 15 August 2017
Education at farm level will also be key, with the potential to tackle many of the animal health challenges on farms through better management and shed design.
By Justin McCarthy on 10 August 2017
National climate plan sees agriculture contribution without cutting food output
The Government's National Mitigation Plan acknowledges that farmers can't cut greenhouse gas emissions while increasing production, but expects them to improve their carbon efficiency and help others.
By Thomas Hubert on 19 July 2017
More profitable farms can be more environmentally efficient according to a new report from Teagasc.
By Paul Mooney on 13 July 2017
Perhaps both farmers and environmentalists would now gain more by working together to maximise the benefit of what could be a reduced budget.
By Justin McCarthy on 13 July 2017
Wood is a variable and versatile material, but it requires an innovative approach, often lacking in Ireland especially when it comes to construction in engineered wood such as CLT.
By Donal Magner on 13 July 2017
The delivery of a strong, sustainable and competitive agriculture sector requires an increase in the CAP budget, IFA president Joe Healy has said.
By Contributor on 06 July 2017
On a recent study tour of Iceland with Celtic Sea Minerals and AB Vista, the Irish Farmers Journal got to look at how seaweed from Iceland is made into a feed additive to buffer animals' rumens.
By Amy Forde on 26 June 2017
Despite our low contribution to overall EU emissions, we cannot ignore the need to address the climate change issue.
By Justin McCarthy on 15 June 2017
Organic farming cannot be advertised as 'sustainable' – UK authority
The British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against Arla co-op, which had advertised organic milk as "good for the land" and "sustainable".
By Thomas Hubert on 07 June 2017
Venue change and staff change at Macra na Feirme.
By Contributor on 01 June 2017
By 2050 we need to produce 70% more food. We need to do that with less land, less water and also looking at reducing greenhouse gases (GHG).
By Amy Forde on 25 May 2017
Bord Bia's chief executive Tara McCarthy discusses the strategy for Irish food exports against the headwinds of Trump, Brexit and a slowing Chinese economy.
By Eoin Lowry on 22 May 2017
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