National Rural Network – EU LIFE Newsletter No. 5 December 2020

National Rural Network – EU LIFE Newsletter No. 5 December 2020

Published Article as it appears in the National Rural Network Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/nationalruralnetwork/draft-eu-life-newsletter-v2-3848582 The 1st of January 2020 marked the beginning of a new decade but it also marked the beginning of a year like no other. Under the cloud of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which took hold of the world by March, we have seen wildfires engulf and ravage Australia and Western United States of America; devastating flash floods in Indonesia; volcano eruptions in the Philippines, swarms of locusts in Asia-East Africa-India-Middle East just to name a few. Perhaps nature is trying to tell us something? Like many other research projects…
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farm4more Kickoff Meeting Dublin

farm4more Kickoff Meeting Dublin

On the 6th of November, the launch of the LIFE project LIFE farm4more took place in University College Dublin. LIFE farm4more is a four-year agricultural pilot project jointly funded by the EU’s LIFE programme and the Irish Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment. The 5.5 million project which is being led by UCD (Prof Kevin McDonnell, Dr Fionnuala Murphy & Dr Joe Sweeney) is the first Irish led LIFE climate action project and is being split evenly between partner organisations in Ireland (UCD, BRID & BMRS) and Austria (TBWR, AREC & Biochar-Nergy).  LIFE farm4more aims to implement a suite of technologies,…
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