New farm programme announced in battle against climate change

IFA President Tim Cullinan said the Signpost Programme announced today is an opportunity to ‘reset the debate’ on climate action and enable farmers to improve their sustainability based on verifiable data.

Tim Cullinan said the Signpost Programme would be implementing a monitoring programme on selected farms, identifying ways of developing their enterprise to produce quality food in the most carbon-efficient manner.

The IFA have over a period of time called for a proper measurement of the carbon being sequestered on farms.