Agriculture is the scapegoat in Ireland for climate change, according to a Tipperary farmer rep.
Imelda Walsh, Chairperson of the North Tipp IFA, says that farmers are making a real effort to farm smart, and use low-energy consumption practices.
Around 38% of emissions in Ireland come from the agricultural sector.
However, while farming emissions have decreased slightly since the 1990’s, transport emissions have increased by 133%.
Imelda Walsh says farmers are taking measures to combat climate change.