Teagasc environmental conference to tackle policy challenges

This year’s Teagasc National Agri-environment Conference takes place in the Tullamore Court Hotel, this Thursday (13) and will focus on the environmental policy challenges facing Irish agriculture.

Delegates will be addressed by a panel of experts in agri-environment, environmental economics, agricultural catchments and environmental sustainability.

In the afternoon delegates will hear updates from various agri-environmental research projects followed by a session dedicated to Greening and EFA’s under the Common Agricultural Policy.

The conference will provide an important update for advisers, consultants policy makers and farmers who work directly or indirectly with implementing or devising Agri-environmental measures.

Speakers on the day include Paddy Browne, Head of Crops, Environment & Land Use Programme, Teagasc, while Dr. Gary Lanigan, Teagasc, will deal with policy challenges for reducing agricultural greenhouse gas.

Biodiversity  and water quality will be discussed by Dr. Helen Sheridan, UCD, and policy challenges for improving water quality will be addressed by Ger Shortle, Programme Manager, Agricultural Catchments, Teagasc. 

Admission is free however places will be limited so early booking is advisable.