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Greenhouse Gases & Climate Change

Teagasc is the coordinator of a consortium of researchers, students and professionals working collaboratively to develop verified strategies to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Irish agriculture. The Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Initiative for Ireland – AGRI-I was launched in January 2012 and is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

AGRI-I aims to align research activities and provide added value to agricultural GHG monitoring and mitigation in Ireland. Teagasc Johnstown Castle coordinated the consortium bringing together expertise from across the island of Ireland in;

  • GHG measurement and modelling
  • spatial analysis
  • policy development and economics

The research focuses on strategies to reduce sources of GHGs (nitrous oxide and methane) from livestock and agricultural land, to enhance carbon sinks as well as land use and management approaches to minimise the GHG footprint of food production.

Institutions involved:

  • Teagasc Johnstown Castle (Co-ordinators)
  • AFBI
  • Teagasc Grange
  • TCD
  • UCD
  • UL
  • Maynooth University
  • Teagasc Moorepark

Research Focus

Visit the AGRI-I website