The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland has published an EU Sustainable Dairy fact book, which details the key research and knowledge transfer initiatives pioneered in the Northern Ireland diary sector.
The fact book is an EU-funded resource developed in collaboration with the European Milk Forum.
This year’s publication focuses on the Carbon Footprint of the Northern Ireland Dairy sector, and the proactive approach the sector is taking to lower emissions and mitigate against climate change.
The fact book showcases the cutting edge research on carbon sequestration being carried out at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and shines a light on the investments and measures taken by local farmers to lower their carbon footprint by investing in renewable energy and making other efficiency measures.
The fact book also features case studies on the work being carried out by local dairy companies to address their environmental impact, and world renowned nutritionists discuss the importance of dairy in a nutritious, well-balanced diet.
There is also a chapter on Nutrition, which examines the part dairy products play in a healthy, sustainable diet.