Food Security & Generational Renewal Under Threat as Pig Producers Face Ongoing Price Cuts

IFA National Pig Chair Roy Gallie said pig farmers are reeling following a further drop of 4c/kg reduction pig price which was announced last Friday.  This is on top of four price drops of 4c/kg each over the past number of weeks. Irish pig farmers have received a 5th cut off their farm gate pig price […]

Higher emission targets for agriculture are not only crucial for our climate, but for water and air quality, biodiversity, and food security say civil society NGOs

The Environmental Pillar, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition and the Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) have voiced concern that almost no consideration is being given to the water pollution, air pollution, biodiversity loss and food security issues associated with agricultural intensification in the ongoing deliberations on the Sectoral Emissions Ceilings for the Agricultural sector. A 22% […]

The EU needs an ambitious contingency plan for food security

The COVID19 pandemic has raised awareness of the need to prepare for a possible food supply crisis in Europe. Indeed, climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as future pandemics and possible geopolitical disruptions, make our food system more fragile. Its growing complexity, with increased dependency on transport, logistics, energy supply and the internet, also […]