National Farm Survey 2019 Sustainability Report
This report considers Irish agricultural production (and its component farm systems) in terms of its economic, environmental and social sustainability. Additionally, it evaluates Irish farmers’ adoption of innovations, which will be central in driving the sector towards increased sustainability as well as productivity.
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The measurement of agricultural sustainability is challenging, as it is a broad concept covering diverse elements, which may vary through time and space. As such, relevant indicators are required to assess the sustainability status of Irish farms. Such metrics can highlight particular areas of concern or trends through time and indicate areas where improvement may be needed.
Deriving a sustainability indicator set is difficult, as it requires detailed, accurate and consistent farm-level measurements and data across a wide range of physical, socioeconomic and demographic farm attributes. The Teagasc National Farm Survey (NFS) provides such a dataset.
Teagasc National Farm Survey Sustainability Report 2019 Webinar
The Teagasc National Farm Survey Sustainability Report 2019 Webinar took place on Tuesday, 3 November 2020. It provided an overview of the latest Sustainability Assessment for Irish Agriculture, including outcomes for 2019. Trevor Donnellan and Dr. Cathal Buckley, Teagasc gave an overview of the report which considers Irish agricultural production in terms of its economic, environmental and social sustainability. The webinar was facilitated by Kevin Hanrahan, Teagasc.
View presentations below:
- Sustainability - setting the scene (PDF)
Trevor Donnellan, Head of the Agricultural Economics & Farm Surveys Department, Teagasc
- Teagasc National Farm Survey 2019 Sustainability Report Presentation (PDF)
Dr. Cathal Buckley, Teagasc Rural Economy and Development Programme