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Anne Morrissey's Zoom Meeting
James Carton
Good Morning Everyone
James Carton
Please post your questions here....
Duncan Stewart
John, can you send on the slides later?
Anne Morrissey
We will arrange for the slides to be available after the presentation
James Carton
Feel free to post up questions, we will ask as many as possible at the end of the talk.
James Carton
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?
Andrew Neill
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 Is this just outdated data?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?
Fergal Costello
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?
Billy Dolan
John, a great presentation and lively talk
liam mccarton
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 ?
Harry O'Crowley
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?
James Carton
Thanks Peter..... if there are any questions you wanted to ask about infections and afraid to as your Doctor now is you chance...
Emma Brown
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?
Conor Kretsch
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/
James Carton
@Peter & @John What message or what strategy would you give to the new government on Agriculture & Bioviversity (Climate Change)...?
Odhran Casey
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?
liam mccarton
do you think the eu green deal can drive change
Katie O'Dwyer
Thanks Peter & John for an interesting and important conversation.
James Carton
Thanks all for your comments.
James Carton
Thanks John & Peter.
Conor Kretsch
Thanks ESAI for organising this excellent discussino, and to John & Peter for great presentations.
James Carton
Closing note:Action, On Biodiversity & Climate Change
Paul Bolger
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
Billy Dolan
Well done all. Thanks.
Thank you for a great presentation and discussions
Gary Kett
Thanks for an excellent webinar, really thought-proviking. Thanks Peter, Anne, John and Liam!