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    Farmers must adapt for climate 23 January 2020

    NI farmers ‘must adapt to hit climate change goal’ (via BBC)

       
      Farming
     
    By Conor Macauley

    Northern Ireland’s farmers must adapt along with others in the UK to help reach a key target on climate change, a government advisory body has said.

    Suggestions include planting a fifth of UK farmland with trees. Livestock numbers should be reduced, as should the consumption of beef and dairy, a new report suggests. Its recommendations also include restoring peatlands, while the 13.6m tonnes of food thrown away in the UK every year should be cut by a fifth.

    The recommendations are in the first report by the Committee on Climate Change on how the sector must adapt to help achieve a government target of net zero carbon by 2050.

    Read more via BBC