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Teagasc Research Insights Webinars - Making the most of our land

Land is the basis for human life on the planet. Land use is a complex interdisciplinary science. Join Teagasc researchers on five webinars where they will give an overview of current research that explores this complex research topic.

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.

Webinar 7: Demands on our land 

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 (9:30 am - 10:30 am)

Land use in Ireland – the complex and evolving drivers and demands that shape land use.  Join Teagasc researchers on this webinar to gain an insight into the state of land use in Ireland including the socio-economic perspective and the emerging demands on land.

Webinar 8: Making the most of our land

Wednesday, 2 December 2020 (9:30 am - 10:30 am)

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.

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

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 (9:30 am - 10:30 am)

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.

Webinar 10: Understanding and mapping land use

Wednesday, 6 January 2021 (9:30 am - 10:30 am)

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.

Webinar 11: Balancing demands from land

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 (9:30 am - 10:30 am)

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.