North Tipp IFA chair defends agri impact on climate change

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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.