Sustainability Institute

working towards a sustainable future

Consultancy Tree Nursery Research News Contact

Draft food security document now completed!

This document examines the current food security situation in Ireland and the Irish government's business-as-usual proposals for agriculture from now till 2030, and also some radical low carbon alternatives which would not only achieve 100% food self sufficiency in Ireland - instead of the paltry 20% of Irish food requirements currently provided by Irish agriculture - but also provide a significant carbon sink for unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions from other sectors. The document is here

A follow up study, extending the remit of the low carbon agriculture to include energy crops sufficient to meet agricultural and essential transport fuel requirements (this does NOT include cars!) will be undertaken in the near future.

Updated versions will be posted as they become available