The report calls for an independent body – “ideally the EPA” – to establish and implement a robust monitoring framework to assess the environmental impacts of food production at farm, catchment and national level.

Ireland’s proposed 2030 agri-food strategy is out of line with the Government’s economy-wide emissions reduction targets for the next decade, accordin(...)

A draft agri-food strategy to 2030 commits to a 10 per cent cut in biogenic methane over the next 10 years, but does not set a target on reducing livestock numbers – the sector’s main source of carbon emissions. Image: iStock.

A strategy for the redirection of Irish agriculture and food production over the next decade strongly backs further expansion through Ireland becoming(...)

The Environmental Pillar had been a member of the Department of Agriculture-established committee, with the brief to set out the direction of Irish agriculture and food production. File photograph: iStock

Ireland’s coalition of environmental groups has “reluctantly withdrawn” from the Agri-Food 2030 Strategy Committee having concluded a draft strategy (...)