IFA leader urges joint oireachtas committee to include Teagasc findings

In advance of the publication of the report from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action this week, IFA President Joe Healy has urged  the Committee to include, as a key recommendation, the full implementation of the Teagasc climate roadmap for the sector.


He said this represents a ‘climate just’ way forward, rather than imposing taxes or restrictions on Ireland’s carbon efficient model of food production.


Joe Healy said, “Ireland has a carbon efficient model of food production, with the European Commission confirming that dairy farmers have the lowest carbon footprint for milk and our beef farmers are amongst the five most carbon efficient in the EU”.


The IFA president earlier spoke to the Ocean FM farm desk.