Presenting at this event will be Dr Jim McAdam, Honorary Professor, Queen’s University Belfast and Chair, the Agricultural History Society of Ireland.
The agricultural industry is under pressure to deliver more carbon-neutral climate - resilient livestock systems. There is also a clear need to diversify and increase tree cover on the island of Ireland. In silvopasture, a form of agroforestry, wide-spaced trees have been shown to increase sustainable grassland utilisation while delivering a wide range of environmental benefits, including increased carbon sequestration. The speaker will outline the evidence - largely gained on this island - for these claims and demonstrate the potential to use the flexibility of options of species and growth forms of trees and other woody species in pasture, hedgerows, and small woodlands to deliver more sustainable livestock, arable and horticultural systems.
• 3.00pm. Welcome by Donal Magner
• 3.05. Introduction by Ken Bucke, President, Society of Irish Foresters
• 3.10. Talk by Jim McAdam
• 3.55. Q&A
• 4.30. Approx. close of webinar