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Committing to a veg pledge: a multi–stakeholder initiative to increase vegetable consumption for health and the environment

Wednesday 1st December
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Webinar 2: A Bolder Vision for Belfast

Wednesday 1st December
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NPA SMARTRENEW RENEWABLE ENERGY PILOT SHOWCASE

Thursday 2nd December
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Green Growth Strategy Public Consultation Session 2

Thursday 2nd December
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NEA (NI) Energy Efficiency in the Home Information session

Friday 3rd December
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Future for Geothermal Energy, NI

Friday 3rd December
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#DigitalFundraising Webinar Series 2021

Monday 6th December
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Building Digital Capacity in the Voluntary & Community Sector

Monday 6th December
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Net Zero Culture

Tuesday 7th December
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Irish Geoparks Forum – Climate Change: past, present and future

Tuesday 7th December
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AFBI Economics Research Conference

Wednesday 8th December
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Climate and Biodiversity Ambition: Shared Island as a Catalyst

Wednesday 8th December
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Responses to challenging visitor pressures and behaviours

Wednesday 8th December
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Free for ORN members and £20.00 for non–members

Green Growth Strategy Public Consultation Session 3

Wednesday 8th December
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Brexit: A Year in Food, Farming & Agriculture

Thursday 9th December
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What have hedgerows ever done for us? (And what we can do for them in return)

Thursday 9th December
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Water Framework Directive Statistics Report Webinar

Friday 10th December
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Draft Green Growth Strategy for NI – Information Session

Monday 13th December
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Green Growth Strategy Public Consultation Session 4

Tuesday 14th December
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100 years of food history 18 October 2021

Minister Poots serves up 100 years of food history

 

 

Image via DAERA

Armagh apples, Comber earlies and Cookstown sausages are just three reasons why Agriculture and Environment Minister Edwin Poots says it’s time to serve up a celebration of our world– class, award–winning food.

Launching a series of historical food videos to mark both World Food Day and the Northern Ireland Centenary, the Minister said one of our greatest success stories in our 100 year history is the agri–food sector.

“Much has changed over the last 100 years and changed rapidly, from milking cows by hand and leaving the milk in cans at the end of the lane to robotic milking machines,” explained Minister Poots.

“We have embraced advancements in technology and science, improved our animal welfare standards and learnt how to be use our natural resources.

“All of this has allowed NI to become one of the best suppliers of food anywhere in the world for its scale. We feed around 10 million people when our own population is only 1.8 million.

“But there is so much more to do. There are many opportunities over the next number of years to become self–sufficient in energy produced on our farms which will ensure not only great food produced on our farmers but also green energy.

“Our reputation as a world–class food region will grow so people know we provide safe, healthy and environmentally friendly food for the future,” he added.

Food historian and grower Lady Dunleath has helped us produce the series of food videos which cover 100 Years of NI food.

You can see the first video here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9uBJc3TQx2VkMVXmQxNkshKb_PWxZuES(external link opens in a new window / tab) on our Northern Ireland centenary hub.

Read the full article here.