Reimagining the CAP: a conversation with Irish farmer

There has been a lot of interest in the new CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) for a whole year now. The discussion involves politicians and academics, and also activists of the #WithdrawTheCAP movement. These activists have raised more than 71.000 signatures with a petition addressed to the European Parliament to withdraw and revise the new CAP. In general, mainstream farmers prioritise production over sustainability. In our opinion, it is also important to consider the point of view of small and dedicated farmers’ on CAP to understand how it will change the future of farming.

Peatlands are Ireland’s hidden treasure

Rewetting only 32% of agricultural land will save up to 7% of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland. This practice doesn’t imply a loss of economical value when we introduce paludiculture. Niall O’Brolchain has worked restlessly with a team of people from all over Europe to get paludiculture on the new CAP.

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Peatlands are Ireland’s hidden gems

Peatlands are Ireland’s hidden gems

As I’m continuing my research on peatlands and their restoration, I had an opportunity to have a conversation with Niall O’Brolchain. He is a researcher from NUI, also involved with the policy development of paludiculture in Europe. We have already unpacked the...

Peatlands are Ireland’s hidden gems

Peatlands are Ireland’s hidden gems

As I’m continuing my research on peatlands and their restoration, I had an opportunity to have a conversation with Niall O’Brolchain. He is a researcher from NUI, also involved with the policy development of paludiculture in Europe. We have already unpacked the...

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Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

When I first heard of the fact that spring in Ireland starts on 1st February, I couldn’t quite believe it. Why, Belarusian word for February – люты (luty) – literally means ruthless, fierce – meaning the frosts that usually reign over Eastern Europe on this month. So planting definitely doesn’t come up to my mind when I think of February…

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