An RTÉ Brainstorm article by Whitaker Institute member Sinead Mellett delves into RiskAquaSoil, a Whitaker project which aims to improve farmers resilience to the affects of climate change.
How rural and agricultural areas can deal with climate change
“A pilot study revealed that farmers in Ireland are concerned about severe weather events and its effects on their farm”
Analysis: a new project aims to improve the resilience of Atlantic rural and agricultural areas at high risk from climate change
The Atlantic area is at high risk from climate change with increased intensity and frequency of storms, drought and flooding. All of these have implications for the agricultural sector and this is leading to huge uncertainties in the way climate change will directly and indirectly affect agriculture and food systems.
The RiskAquaSoil project from researchers at the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway aims to develop a comprehensive management plan for risks in soil and in water to improve the resilience of Atlantic rural and agricultural areas.