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Teagasc Research Insights Webinars

Welcome to the new Teagasc Research Insights webinar series.

Beginning in August 2020 we will be running a series of webinars focused on addressing the challenges and opportunities in the agri-food sector and showcasing the latest thinking and Teagasc’s research in these areas.

Our one-hour webinars with Teagasc Researchers are aimed at anyone interested in our research, including professionals in the agriculture and food industry, other researchers, media, farmers, policy makers, EU and other international researchers and professionals.


Land Use Webinars

Making the most of our land

Land is the basis for human life on the planet. Society relies on farmers and land managers to provide food, feed, fuel and fibre to sustain human life but increasingly, there is pressure to manage and use land to simultaneously deliver public goods. Land use is a complex interdisciplinary science that encompasses the biophysical environment, ecological, economic, and social systems that mediate management and decision making processes.

Join Teagasc researchers on five webinars where they will give an overview of current research that explores this complex research topic.

Webinar 7: Demands on our Land

Wednesday 18th November, 9.30am 

Land use in Ireland – the complex and evolving drivers and demands that shape land use. The panellists on this webinar gave an insight into the state of land use in Ireland including the socio-economic perspective and the emerging demands on land.

Panellists


Webinar 8 - Making the most of our land

Wednesday, 2nd December, 9.30am - Register Here

What does ‘productive’ land use look like in Ireland? Join Teagasc researchers on this webinar to hear about the role of different land uses in Ireland. This webinar will focus on the main land uses and current research on these land uses..

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John Spink

Head of Crops, Environment
and Land Use Programme,
Teagasc

Niall Farrelly

Senior Research Officer,
Teagasc

 

Ewen Mullins

Head of Crop Science Department,
Teagasc

Elodie Ruelle

Research Officer,
Teagasc

Webinar 9 - Land use and environment – getting the balance right

Wednesday, 16th December, 9.30am - Register Here

Land use is at the interface between the global environment and global food system.  How does land use influence the environment and how can land use be adapted to the demand for ecosystem service and biodiversity? Join Teagasc researchers on this webinar to learn more about how land use interacts with the delivery of vital ecosystem services.

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John Spink

Head of Crops, Environment
and Land Use Programme,
Teagasc

John Finn

Research Officer,
Teagasc

 

Giulia Bondi

Research Officer,
Teagasc

Daire O’hUallachain

Research Officer,
Teagasc

Webinar 10 - Understanding and mapping land use

Wednesday, 6th January, 9.30am - Register Here

Land use mapping is an important tool to account for changes in land use over time allowing the human-environmental interactions associated with land use change to be accounted for. Join Teagasc researchers on this webinar to learn about the latest techniques being used that allow us to better understand land use in Ireland.

       

Kevin Hanrahan

Head of Rural Economy
and Development Programme,
Teagasc

Stuart Green

Research Officer,
Teagasc

 

Rob O'Hara

Research Officer,
Teagasc

Richa Marwaha

Walsh Scholar,
Teagasc

 

Webinar 11 - Balancing demands from land

Wednesday, 20th January, 9.30am - Register Here

Agricultural Sustainability is a core element of Teagasc’s research programme.  Farmers and policy makers face a challenge in balancing society’s demand for food with its concurrent demands for improvements in the environmental performance of Irish farming.  In this webinar Teagasc economists use microeconomic data from Teagasc’s National Farm Survey to examine different aspects of this complex multidimensional sustainability challenge. 

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Kevin Hanrahan

Head of Rural Economy
and Development Programme,
Teagasc

Cathal Buckley

Economist, 
Teagasc

 

Michele McCormack

Research Officer,
Teagasc

Mary Ryan

Specialist in Environmental Economics
& Rural Development,
Teagasc

Soil Webinars

Webinar 1: A new mission to improve soil health 

Wednesday, 26th August, 9.30am

How can we take better care of our soils to benefit the planet, climate and society?  Join Teagasc researchers and guests on this webinar to find out more about the EU’s new mission to improve soil health.

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Webinar 2: Why we need healthy soils?

Wednesday, 9th September, 9.30am

Soils are essential for life on earth, providing food, clean water and habitats for biodiversity, contributing to climate resilience and supporting our cultural heritage and landscapes. However, they are threatened by human activities including unsustainable management practices and contamination from industries. Teagasc is currently researching and investigating the physical, chemical and biological properties of Irish soils to gain a better understanding of their interactions and overall health.

Join Teagasc researchers on this webinar to find out more about our research, the health of Irish soils and what we need to do to make them healthier.

Panellists

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Webinar 3: How Soil Organic Carbon Cycling works in Irish Soils?

Wednesday, 23rd September, 9.30am

Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) is a major component of soil organic matter.  Increasing the concentration of soil organic carbon increases the absorption of CO2 from the atmosphere and leads to an improvement in soil health.  Understanding how this works is a key research and innovation theme at Teagasc.

Join Teagasc researchers on this webinar to find out more about our research and gain a better understanding of organic carbon cycling in Irish soils and its contribution to mitigating climate change.

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Presentations

Webinar 4: New Ammonia MACC – outlook to 2030

Wednesday, 7th October, 9.30am 

Teagasc recently published a new marginal abatement cost curve (MACC) for ammonia emissions which outlines the steps that can be taken to reduce ammonia emissions from Irish agriculture and the costs of achieving this. The updated MACC estimates the potential to abate national ammonia emissions from agriculture up to 2030. 

Teagasc Director Professor Gerry Boyle and researchers gave an insight into the analysis and cost effective pathways to meet future ammonia emission targets.

The publication called ‘An Analysis of the Cost of the Abatement of Ammonia Emissions in Irish Agriculture to 2030’ is available here: https://www.teagasc.ie/media/website/publications/2020/NH3-Ammonia-MACC.pdf

Questions and Answers for this webinar are available to view here: Webinar 4 - Q&A

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Food Webinars

Food Webinars

What is your gut feeling about food?

Have you ever wondered how your food is digested and what role your gut bacteria play in maintaining your health?  Join Teagasc researchers on two webinars where they will be discussing the digestion process and the latest research on the impact your choice of food can have on your health and lifestyle.

Macro to Micro: Food Structure, Digestion and the Microbiome

Webinar 5 - Wednesday, 21st October, 9.30am 

From macronutrients to microorganisms, how is our food structured and how do we (and our microbes) break it down? Teagasc researchers gave an insight into using microscopy to study food structure, the journey of food through the digestive system and the bacteria that play a significant role in our health and wellbeing.

For questions and answers of the following webinar, click here - Questions and Answers - Webinar 5

Panellists


(Bio)Activity: Food Ingredients and Our Health and Fitness

Webinar 6 - Wednesday, 4th November, 9.30am 

Bioactives are the active ingredients in food that fuel our active lives. Teagasc researchers gave an insight into the latest research on the bioactive components in food, novel sources of food bioactives and the effect of food on our fitness - from a run in the park to the Six Nations.

For questions and answers of the following webinar, click here - Questions and Answers - Webinar 6

Panellists