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John, can you send on the slides later?
We will arrange for the slides to be available after the presentation
Feel free to post up questions, we will ask as many as possible at the end of the talk.
Thanks John...... If the audience has solutions.. these are particularly welcome...
Thanks John. Do you think enhancing the role of the microbiota could play a significant role in all these?
Thanks John for a great overview! I just have a question about the variety of metrics used to measure "agri-efficiency" of dairy. I have come across frequent reference to Irish dairy as most efficient GHG per kg of dairy solids. This is clearly in contrast to the variety of more recent statistics you have presented. Is this just outdated data? Or a strategic selection of metrics and good PR as you mentioned?
for John, it takes two years for a beef farmer to switch to organic. Do you have any data on the economics of this transition for individual farmers. What incentives are there and do we need to improve them. What is the role of Teagasc in all this?
John, a great presentation and lively talk
thanks John - excellent discussion - is it possible to produce more food to feed 10billion people in the next 50 yrs than was produced in the last 400 years with the "grass based nitrogen factory" approach ?
Thanks John - really interesting presentation. How can improvements be made in efficiencies in Beef and Dairy production. The objective of the Beef Data and Genomic programme in DAFM is to improve the genetic merit of the national beef herd. Similarly the Teagasc MACC curve provides a number of measures to maximise efficiencies in the dairy herd. So is it really a question of bovine numbers? If so what is an acceptable national beef and dairy herd size? Should they be culled altogether?
Thanks Peter..... if there are any questions you wanted to ask about infections and afraid to as your Doctor now is you chance...
Thanks very much for the presentation Peter, really interesting. What kind of national policy developments do you think would be the most effective at encouraging a One Health approach? And how do you see the future of the One Health approach?
Hi everyone, the WHO and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity published a report outlining the connections between biodievrsity and health back in 2015, which includes a detailed look at how conservation of biodiversity is essential to food production, and to pandemic prevention. Free to download: https://www.who.int/globalchange/publications/biodiversity-human-health/en/
@Peter & @John What message or what strategy would you give to the new government on Agriculture & Bioviversity (Climate Change)...?
Hi Peter, Covid-19 is an effect of reduced biodiversity and has affected the world creating a global response, my question is how can we look at this response from Covid-19 and use it to create a change in GHG emissions?
do you think the eu green deal can drive change
Thanks Peter & John for an interesting and important conversation.
Thanks all for your comments.
Thanks John & Peter.
Thanks ESAI for organising this excellent discussino, and to John & Peter for great presentations.
Closing note:Action, On Biodiversity & Climate Change
Thanks very much ESAI and DCU Water Institute and to presenters for excellent presentations this morning. Looking forward to October for ESAI colloquium.
Thanks to all - very good and thought provoking
Well done all. Thanks.
Thank you for a great presentation and discussions
Thanks for an excellent webinar, really thought-proviking. Thanks Peter, Anne, John and Liam!