EU Sustainable Dairy Fact Book 2019: Combatting the Carbon Challenge

The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland has published an EU Sustainable Dairy fact book, which details the key research and knowledge transfer initiatives pioneered in the Northern Ireland dairy sector.   The fact book is an EU-funded resource developed in collaboration with the European Milk Forum.  This year’s publication focuses on the Carbon Footprint of the Northern Ireland Dairy sector, and the proactive approach the sector is taking to lower emissions and mitigate against climate change.

The fact book showcases the cutting-edge research on carbon sequestration being carried out at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and shines a light on the investments and measures taken by local farmers to lower their carbon footprint by investing in renewable energy and making other efficiency measures.  The fact book also features case studies on the work being carried out by local dairy companies to address their environmental impact, and world-renowned nutritionists discuss the importance of dairy in a nutritious, well-balanced diet.

To view the fact book and read more about the EU Sustainable Dairy Programme visit our website