IFA Welcome Diageo Regenerative Agriculture Pilot
IFA Grain Committee Chair Kieran McEvoy said the launch of the Diageo Regenerative Agriculture Pilot is a positive development.
“The Irish tillage sector has one of the lowest carbon footprints in the Irish agriculture and this programme will assess and examine regenerative agriculture techniques which will further improve the tillage sectors environmental and sustainability credentials,” Kieran McEvoy said.
“Farm based programmes such as this pilot by Diageo will play an important role in improving knowledge of soil health, biodiversity and the potential for carbon sequestration on the selected tillage farms and IFA look forward to discussing the measures and results with Diageo in due course,” he added.
“Cooperation between tillage farmers, grain merchants such as Cooney Furlong, Boortmalt and key end users like Diageo is vital in addressing the sustainability challenges ahead and pilots such as this one further enhances the Irish malting, milling and roasting barley supply chain,” the IFA Grain Committee Chair concluded.