HUBS (Hills and Uplands for Beef and Sheep) (BS-36-19)
Project Team: Denise Lowe, Aurélie Aubry, Francis Lively, Dario Fornara, Rachael Ramsey, Eamon Meehan, Maria Snell and Donnacha Doody.  
Background: Seventy per cent of farmed land in Northern Ireland is classified as Less Favoured Areas (LFAs), designated because of their relatively poor agricultural conditions, and consists of Severely Disadvantaged Areas (SDA) and Disadvantaged Areas (DA). The hills and uplands of Northern Ireland are often categorised as SDA and represent a major land mass in the Northern Irish agricultural industry, extending to 44% of all farmed land in...

(Super-G) Developing Sustainable Permanent Grassland systems and policies (DBS-92-17)
Organisations Involved: Newcastle University, ADAS, University of Aberdeen, Mendel University in Brno, Centre for Ecological Research, Univerzitet Crne Gore, SLU, University of Turin, Wageningen University and Research, ETH Zürich, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, University of Göttingen, AFBI, Consulai, Universidad de Córdoba, Univerza v Ljubljani, CHambre D’Agriculture Normandie, AgriSearch, Chambre Régionale D’Agriculture Grand Est and La Blanche Maison. Aim: To co-develop sustainable permanent grassland systems and policies with farmers and policy makers​ Project Duration: The...

Title: Evaluation of ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from the livestock production sector in Northern Ireland (DBS-90-17). Project Team: Tianhai Yan, Conrad Ferris, Elizabeth Ball, Rachael Carolan, Rodrigo Olave, Dario Fornara and Alan Gordon. Background: Ammonia emissions are a particularly significant issue in Northern Ireland since per capita emissions are approximately four times higher here than in the rest of the UK. This reflects how NI differs from other parts of the UK as a food exporting region which is economically reliant on the agri-food sector and has relatively little...