Farmers and Industry are taking action
Farmers and industry stakeholders are committed to meeting the challenge of improving the environmental sustainability of Irish agriculture and reducing agricultural and land use GHG emissions, and are being guided and supported by Teagasc in the development of new climate friendly systems of farming and food production.
While overall 2021 agricultural GHG emissions are similar to 2018 emissions, there are encouraging signs in the Teagasc National Farm Survey Sustainability Report of increasing uptake of the technologies that will reduce emissions.
The report shows that more farmers are increasing their use of:
Adoption rates of these technologies are higher across the Signpost Demonstration Farms.
These findings illustrate the capacity for practice change and innovation by Irish farmers that will be central to the development of a Sustainable Irish Food System.