Farm Sustainability Report

A new sustainability report from Teagasc demonstrates the economic, environmental and social sustainability of Irish farms.

The 2015 Sustainability Report is based on data collected as part of the Teagasc 2015 National Farm Survey, and uses this information to quantify the performance of Irish farms over time in a number of areas relevant to agricultural sustainability.

A particular advantage of the report is that it links sustainability with farm profitability, demonstrating how the adoption of new technologies and management practices can reduce environmental impacts and increase profitability.

The report shows that the most profitable farms tend to have lower agricultural greenhouse gas emissions per unit of milk or meat produced (infographic 1), highlighting the positive impact of the practices promoted through the Teagasc – Bord Bia Carbon Navigator.