Carbon

Aurivo launches carbon-reducing initiative for farmer members

Aurivo launches carbon-reducing initiative for farmer members

Aurivo is calling on its farmer members to apply to participate in a sustainable farming initiative, which aims to assist...

March 25, 2022

Strathroy Dairy goes ‘carbon neutral’ at Omagh plant

Strathroy Dairy goes ‘carbon neutral’ at Omagh plant

Strathroy Dairy’s processing plant in Omagh, Co. Tyrone is now officially a carbon-neutral site, according to the processor. Strathroy said...

February 9, 2022

Carbon plough to be introduced by Lemken

Carbon plough to be introduced by Lemken

Those people who are eagerly declaring the plough dead and gone have obviously not considered the ingenuity of research institutions...

February 8, 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

ESRI study finds low awareness of emissions in agriculture

ESRI study finds low awareness of emissions in agriculture

Most people do not recognise agriculture as the main contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while individual actions tend to...

January 26, 2022

Northern Ireland milk sector outlines decarbonisation efforts

Northern Ireland milk sector outlines decarbonisation efforts

Northern Ireland continues to decarbonise its milk sector and greater strides to this effect can be expected. This was one...

November 26, 2021

‘Agriculture must produce more food’ – former NFU president

‘Agriculture must produce more food’ – former NFU president

Former National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and World Farming Organisation (WFO) president Peter Kendall believes that agriculture’s direct response to the...

December 18, 2020

New national carbon observatory to monitor emissions and removals

New national carbon observatory to monitor emissions and removals

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has today (Thursday, November 19) announced that the department is...

November 19, 2020

€200k to help west Kerry farmers achieve greater carbon efficiency

€200k to help west Kerry farmers achieve greater carbon efficiency

Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub has been awarded €220,000 EU Horizon 2020 funding to enable west Kerry farmers to participate...

October 13, 2020

How does Irish tillage compare to other sectors on emissions?

How does Irish tillage compare to other sectors on emissions?

The recent Crops 2030 report released by Teagasc examined the tillage sector’s sustainability credentials, and under environmental sustainability it hit...

September 10, 2020

How does liming and nutrient use impact carbon stocks in soil?

How does liming and nutrient use impact carbon stocks in soil?

Experiments with liming and nutrient use on grassland and soil indicate there are “no effects” to carbon stocks and this...

September 10, 2019

Should landowners who promote carbon sequestration be rewarded?

Should landowners who promote carbon sequestration be rewarded?

From the onset of agriculture – 7,000/8,000 years ago – 150Gt of carbon have been lost to cultivation. This may...

September 9, 2019

‘Turf cutting is brilliant for my mental health’ – Flanagan

‘Turf cutting is brilliant for my mental health’ – Flanagan

The owners of bogs and peatlands should receive payments on a per hectare basis for sequestering carbon, according to independent...

April 6, 2019

What’s wrong with planting lots of trees in Co. Leitrim?

What’s wrong with planting lots of trees in Co. Leitrim?

I have to take issue with MEP Marian Harkin’s assertion that private forestry development and large-scale tree planting in places...

January 21, 2018

‘Hypocrisy’: Farming groups give cutting retort to Citizens’ Assembly proposals

‘Hypocrisy’: Farming groups give cutting retort to Citizens’ Assembly proposals

There has been a strong reaction from Irish farming organisations to recommendations put forward by the Citizens’ Assembly in relation...

November 6, 2017

‘Biogas trumps biomass on carbon efficiency’ – claim agri-food giants

‘Biogas trumps biomass on carbon efficiency’ – claim agri-food giants

Converting farm waste to natural gas has the power to decarbonise Ireland’s agricultural food supply chain, agri industry heavyweights have...

October 9, 2017

‘Pumping’ atmospheric carbon into the soil to mitigate global warming is not feasible

‘Pumping’ atmospheric carbon into the soil to mitigate global warming is not feasible

UN plans to mitigate global warming by burying atmospheric carbon in the ground to enrich soil are laudable but currently...

April 30, 2017

‘Selective misrepresentation of research by environmental NGOs’ – IFA

‘Selective misrepresentation of research by environmental NGOs’ – IFA

Environmental NGOs are engaged in a continuous campaign of undermining the agri-food sector, according to IFA Environment Chairman, Thomas Cooney....

April 3, 2017