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European Dairy Sector Committed to Sustainability

25.09.2018

European Dairy Sector Committed to Sustainability

Dairy sector leaders from across Europe and Northern Ireland gathered today (27th September) to discuss the future sustainability of the dairy sector.The EU–funded event which was organised by the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland in collaboration with the European Milk Forum (EMF) brought 80 delegates to CAFRE Greenmount.Northern Ireland has already made significant strides in dairy sustainability practices, improving its carbon footprint by 30.7% between 1990 an d 2014. Electricity emissions have also been reduced by 68% between 1990 and 2017, whilst manure emissions have reduced by 27% over the same period.International dairy expert Donald Moore, Executive Director at Global Dairy Platform, who also chairs a United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) provided insight into the role the dairy sector can play in improving the local environment and adding to the well–being of people around the worldInnovative evidence–based solutions such as trailing shoe slurry application, soil testing, selective breeding practices, and energy efficiency measures are already being applied on farms across Northern Ireland to reduce the impact that the dairy sector has on the environment, and play a key role in improving it.

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