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100Ha farm sequestering €37,000 worth of carbon/year

100Ha farm sequestering €37,000 worth of carbon/year

“Currently, the farmer needs to go to a voluntary carbon market to sell carbon but post 2030, it’s expected the...

May 16, 2022

Organic farming should be recognised as ‘carbon farming’ – IFOAM

Organic farming should be recognised as ‘carbon farming’ – IFOAM

IFOAM Organics Europe has urged the need for a holistic and multi-dimensional approach to carbon farming, focusing not only on...

April 27, 2022

Farmland video: Carbon sequestration must be separate to eco scheme

Farmland video: Carbon sequestration must be separate to eco scheme

Farmers will end up “doing more work for the same money” if carbon sequestration and carbon farming gets subsumed into...

March 1, 2022

Carbon farming: Floor price needed to incentivise trading

Carbon farming: Floor price needed to incentivise trading

A panel discussion on the opportunities of carbon farming was held this week (Tuesday, February 1, 2022) in the European...

February 2, 2022

Machinery Focus: To plough or not plough?

Machinery Focus: To plough or not plough?

10 years ago, researchers at Harper Adams University in Shropshire in the UK set out on a long-term project to...

January 22, 2022

Soil carbon sequestration: Is it a geographic lottery?

Soil carbon sequestration: Is it a geographic lottery?

Farmers face a ‘geographic lottery’ in terms of soil carbon sequestration, if plans to reward them financially for increasing soil...

December 13, 2021

Teagasc outlines carbon value of hedges and grassland

Teagasc outlines carbon value of hedges and grassland

After much speculation among farmers, Teagasc has moved to outline the “inventory carbon values” for Irish hedgerows and grasslands. In...

November 18, 2021

Oireachtas committee to discuss carbon sequestration and storage in agriculture

Oireachtas committee to discuss carbon sequestration and storage in agriculture

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will meet today (Wednesday, November 17) to discuss carbon sequestration...

November 17, 2021

Soil carbon levels keep on rising after 50 years of slurry trial

Soil carbon levels keep on rising after 50 years of slurry trial

The fact that soil carbon sequestration levels in grassland have kept on rising 50 years into a bespoke slurry spreading...

October 11, 2021

IFA seeks ‘legal advice on ownership’ of ‘carbon sequestered in forests’

IFA seeks ‘legal advice on ownership’ of ‘carbon sequestered in forests’

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that it would “challenge any move” by the government to “claim ownership of...

September 28, 2021

International businesses contact Teagasc about trading carbon

International businesses contact Teagasc about trading carbon

Teagasc has confirmed that a number of businesses involved in the trading of carbon credits, have been in contact with...

September 17, 2021

Farmeye links up with space agency to gauge carbon value of hedgerows

Farmeye links up with space agency to gauge carbon value of hedgerows

Farmeye has signed a contract with the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Space Solutions department in a new deal which will...

August 26, 2021

Changes made to carbon budget accounting provisions in climate bill

Changes made to carbon budget accounting provisions in climate bill

Minister Eamon Ryan has introduced amendments to the climate bill to give the “[environment] minister the ability, through regulation, to...

July 9, 2021

‘Allowing for removals does not remove need to reduce emissions’

‘Allowing for removals does not remove need to reduce emissions’

Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan has stressed that agriculture “has to play its part in real emissions reductions –...

July 5, 2021

Beef Plan Movement welcomes carbon changes to Climate Action Bill

Beef Plan Movement welcomes carbon changes to Climate Action Bill

The Beef Plan Movement (BPM) has welcomed environment minister Eamon Ryan’s decision to accept two amendments to the Climate Action...

July 5, 2021

Research: Commercial forestry could deliver 269% more climate mitigation

Research: Commercial forestry could deliver 269% more climate mitigation

A new study involving researchers at University of Limerick (UL) has highlighted the role that the planting of new commercial...

June 22, 2021

What is the latest on carbon sequestering on Irish farms?

What is the latest on carbon sequestering on Irish farms?

Research is underway to calculate the carbon sequestering potential of Irish farms – but the ability to calculate accurate figures...

June 4, 2021

McAleer: NI needs ‘carbon calculator’ to help farms prepare for net-zero

McAleer: NI needs ‘carbon calculator’ to help farms prepare for net-zero

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has called on the Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to develop an...

June 1, 2021