Pointing the way to a low emissions agriculture

Increasing awareness of Climate Change and the Climate Change Challenge is one of the key priorities for the National Rural Network.

The Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (RDP) plays a pivotal role in providing funding for resource efficiency in agriculture.  Through the provision of funding and grants the RDP aims to address key issues and implement actions in a bid to halt and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Funding is provided for measures in schemes such as the:

  • Green Low-carbon Agri-environmental Scheme (GLAS);
  • Organic Farming Scheme (OFS);
  • Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMSII);
  • Beef Data Genomics Programme (BDGP);
  • Knowledge Transfer Scheme (KT); and
  • European Innovation Partnerships for Agriculture Productivity & Sustainability (EIP-Agri).

These schemes promote climate friendly agricultural practices, encourage more efficient use of nutrients, resulting in lower use of artificial fertiliser and in turn reduced run-off from the land leading to improved water quality. Implementing on-farm efficiencies contribute to reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions from agriculture.

The National Rural Network have teamed up with Teagasc ConnectEd, Dairy Sustainability Ireland and Food & Drinks Ireland Skillnet to host a series of Sign Post Webinars to point agri-professionals towards an understanding of how and why we need to reduce GHG emissions from agriculture.

You can watch / review each of the webinars below, as and when they become available.

Download Webinar 1 presentation here.

 

Download Webinar 2 presentation here.

 

Download Webinar 3 presentation here.

 

Download Webinar 4 presentation here.

 

Download Webinar 5 presentation here.

 

Download Webinar 6 presentation here.

 

Download Webinar 7 presentation (2 parts) here and here.

 

Download Webinar 8 presentation here.

 

Download Webinar 9 presentation here.

 

Download Webinar 10 presentation here.

 

Download Webinar 11 presentation here.

 

Download Webinar 12 presentation here.

 

Download Webinar 13 presentation here.

 

Download Webinar 14 presentation here.

 

 

Download both Webinar 15 presentations here and here.