Category Archives: Environment

Sustainable intensification

Seamus Kennedy talks to Owen McQuade about AFBI’s international development and its role in supporting the agri-food sector’s Going for Growth strategy. The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) is an organisation of...

Conference delivers upbeat perspective

A positive attitude prevailed at agendaNi’s agri-food seminar but delegates also saw the need for better prices to underpin growth and the urgent recruitment of young people into the industry. Delegates attending...

CAP reform update

Last June saw the European Commission, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament signing up to an outline CAP reform deal, which will constitute a new era in terms of how...

Redmeat sector set for growth

Phelim O’Neill contends that meat producers need to focus on quality and take nothing for granted if they are to capitalise on opportunities. Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association (NIMEA) Chief Executive Phelim...

Potential golden era for agri-food

Owen Brennan, Chairman of agri-technology firm Devenish Nutrition, has highlighted the economic importance of the agriculture and food sectors. Devenish Nutrition Chairman Owen Brennan painted a bright picture regarding the future prospects...

Dairy will ‘go for growth’

Dairy UK’s Northern Ireland Director, Mike Johnston, summarised the prospects for this sector at the agri-food seminar. Speaking at the recent agendaNi agri-food seminar, Dairy UK’s Dr Mike Johnston that the local...

Farming and water quality

Nitrates and phosphates have caused considerable pollution but farmers are helping to control it, Richard Halleron writes. Agriculture is playing its part in improving the quality of our water. Agricultural intensification –...

Community focus for Mark H Durkan

The environment is very much a new brief for Mark H Durkan, who has traditionally focused on constituency issues such as health and welfare. Peter Cheney profiles the new Minister and reviews...