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The Dairy Industry and Climate Change
Mon 27 March 2017, 12:45 – 15:30 BST
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The Dairy Industry and Climate Change: Assessing future risks from a farmer, processor and customer perspective
The economic importance of the dairy sector at the farm and the processing level on the Island of Ireland is well established, as are the ambitious targets to expand milk production. One of the major issues that may challenge this ambition is that of climate change.
safefood has recently funded research to identify key climate change vulnerabilities in the dairy production chain on the Island of Ireland, with a particular emphasis on food safety issues, and to establish the level of awareness among key dairy industry stakeholders of these vulnerabilities and the potential mitigation strategies.
This workshop will present the main findings of this research project, including the results of a series of dairy industry stakeholder interviews which assessed their knowledge, attitudes and strategies surrounding climate change.
List of speakers and full programme to follow
Who should attend?
This seminar will be of interest to a range of stakeholders, including:
Farm organisations and dairy processors
Professionals with a food safety remit
Agricultural and environmental policy makers
Environmental non-government organisations
Members of the academic/research community
Please note: Photography and video recording may take place at the event and these images may be used in safefood promotional materials, publications and website content. By attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any safefood materials.
These training workshops are part of the safefood Knowledge Networks programme of activities to enable professionals within the agri-food sector to meet new and emerging food safety challenges.