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.