Category Archives: Environment

The state of our environment

Every year, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency assesses the state of the region’s environment. agendaNi considers the trends for biodiversity, the quality of our air, climate, land and water, and human influences...

The changing state of CAP

Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson discusses the principles behind the Common Agricultural Policy with Peter Cheney and outlines the main challenges on the horizon for agriculture. Europe has come full circle and...

Weather pressure

Richard Halleron outlines how local agriculture has switched into survival mode. Don’t be fooled by the few days of glorious sunshine that we all enjoyed at the end of May. The reality...

‘Going for Growth’ in agri-food

Peter Cheney summarises the Executive’s new agri-food strategy which aims to unite the different elements of the sector and significantly grow its value by 2020. A detailed agri-food strategy for Northern Ireland...