agriculture

Submission on the Irish bioeconomy

This submission to an interdepartmental group in the Irish government argues that much greater emphasis needs to be placed on maintenance, stability and resilience when developing policy on the bioeconomy. It also describes some programmes and changes to the tax system that we believe could help with this.

Feasta submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on climate

Instead of playing catch-up to other EU countries as is currently the case, we believe Ireland could leapfrog them and establish itself as a visionary leader by taking a global view of the climate challenge and incorporating action on climate with substantive action on inequality and poverty, significant improvements to the quality and freshness of food, and greater overall prosperity and stability in Ireland and elsewhere.

Help support environmental education in Cameroon

Long-time Feasta member Mike Thomas has launched a Crowdfunding project to establish environmental education programmes in 5 schools in the northwest region of Cameroon. Children will learn organic farming techniques and the schools will also be able to earn an income. Mike would be very pleased if you could find time to look at his striking campaign website. Even if you feel unable to support the project he would welcome your comments and any suggestions for improvement. He would also be very grateful if you could distribute the project on your own social network.…

Savory Institute International Conference – “Putting Grasslands to Work” – London UK 2014

The Savory Institute has strong ties with Feasta: Allan Savory delivered the Feasta annual lecture in 2009. Partly as a result of this and of Richard Douthwaite’s subsequent recommendation, he went on to win the Buckminster Fuller award in 2010.

Dynamic experts in the fields of soil science, climate change, permaculture, range science, local food movement, human health, conservation biology and alternative finance will present their views at this conference. These world renowned experts include Patrick Holden of the Sustainable Food Trust, celebrity farmer Joel Salatin, world-renowned permaculture consultant Darren Doherty, and soil scientist Dr. Elaine Ingham, and author …