Climate change has been predicted to have significant impacts on agricultural productivity at global level. The effects of climate change will primarily influence agriculture via alterations in plant growth, with alterations in water availability, nutrient availability, increased temperature and elevated CO2
A Teagasc led programme aimed at reducing gaseous emissions from Irish agriculture, while creating more profitable and sustainable farming enterprises
Greenhouse gases have a negative impact on climate change and are methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2). In agriculture the first two are the most important.
Carbon sequestration describes the process of transferring carbon from the atmosphere to the terrestrial biosphere. Temperate grasslands have shown strong potential to store carbon belowground in roots and soil
Ammonia (NH3) volatilisation reduces N use efficiency in agricultural production systems, contributes to indirect N2O emissions and is also related to deterioration of regional air quality, and eutrophication and acidification of natural ecosystems
Research on Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) and Climate Change focuses on strategies to reduce sources of GHGs both nitrous oxide and methane, from livestock and agricultural land
All Climate Change publications.
Government of Ireland Climate Action Plan
- Climate Action Plan (PDF)