3rd European Beef Carbon Farmers’ Network - Webinar
Type Event Proceeding
The 3rd European farmers’ network webinar took place on Tuesday, 4th May 2021. Innovative grass-based Irish beef producers gave an insight into how they're improving beef carbon footprint.
Innovative beef producers are rising to this sustainability challenge by testing low carbon practices and technologies on their farms. The science behind these carbon solutions were discussed at the 3rd European farmers’ network where innovative grass-based Irish beef producers gave live testimonies on how they are improving beef carbon footprint.
The LIFE BEEF CARBON project is aiming to reduce the beef carbon footprint by 15% over 10 years in four major and contrasting European countries - Ireland, France, Italy and Spain. The project promotes innovative livestock farming systems and associated practices to ensure the technical, economic, environmental and social sustainability of beef farms thus improving interactions between climate change and livestock production. This involves the development of evaluation tools and decision support systems, to carry out an assessment of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a large number of farms, to inform farmers and advisors and to develop action plans for the production of a low beef carbon footprint.