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Signpost Programme – Farmers for Climate Action

Jun 18, 2021 | Climate Change News

Signpost Programme

Launch of the Teagasc Signpost Programme, which took place virtually (l-r) Professor Gerry Boyle, Teagasc Director; Deirdre Ryan, Director of the Origin Green and Quality Assurance Programmes with Bord Bia; Steven Fitzgerald, Dairy Signpost Programme Farmer; Dr Tom O’ Dwyer, Manager of the Signpost Programme; and Dr Siobhán Kavanagh, Signpost Programme Communications and Engagement Specialist. Image Source: Teagasc

Teagasc, in partnership with almost forty companies and organisations from the Irish agri-food sector along with Irish farmers are leading an initiative to address the challenge of climate change.

An Taoiseach, Micheal Martin TD said: “The agriculture sector has a crucial role to play in meeting the challenge of climate change, while creating resilient farms for the generations to come. The Signpost programme will demonstrate solutions, how to optimise your on-farm decision making, for the benefit of both the planet and your pocket.”

The Signpost programme is a multi-annual campaign to lead climate action by all Irish farmers. The objectives of the Programme are to:

  • Lead and support the transition of Irish farming towards more sustainable farming systems.
  • Reduce agricultural emissions, specifically
    • Reduce GHG emissions to range 17.5-19.0MtCO2 by 2030, and
    • Reduce ammonia emissions by 5% below 2005 levels by 2030
  • Reduce other negative environmental impacts of agriculture, improve water quality, and improve biodiversity; and
  • Reduce farm costs and improve margins from farming.

For more updates visit Signpost Programme.

Source: Teagasc & NRN



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