Smart Farming Progress Report To Launch On World Food Day

The Smart Farming Progress Report 2017 will be launched on World Food Day, Monday, October 16th in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin.

 

Smart Farming works with farmers to identify ways to improve returns on their farm while enhancing the environment. The initiative is led by the IFA in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

The launch will report on Smart Farming’s ambitious targets to identify average cost savings of €5,000 per farm and ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5-7%.

 

Speakers include Joe Healy, IFA President; Ray Jordan, CEO Gorta Self Help Africa; Laura Burke, EPA Director General; and Professor Gerry Boyle, Teagasc Director.

 

You are invited to attend or to send a representative. For more information or to RSVP please contact Brigidfitzgerald@ifa.ie

 

 

Details:

 

Date:         Monday, October 16th – World Food Day

Time:        11am – 1pm

Venue:      The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, No. 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

 

Schedule

 

Improving farm returns, enhancing the environment – highlights from the Progress Report

Joe Healy, IFA President

 

Food poverty & how farmers are working with resource stresses in developing countries

Ray Jordan, CEO Gorta – Self Help Africa

 

Addressing Environmental challenges through collaboration

Laura Burke, EPA Director General

 

Sustainability at the heart of food production in Ireland

Professor Gerry Boyle, Teagasc Director

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