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Teagasc to host a webinar on Carbon Footprints and Sustainability in Horticulture Enterprises

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It will be possible to register for IASIS points on the night through the Zoom webinar

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24 March 2022 | 0

The Teagasc Horticulture Development Department will host a webinar on Carbon Footprints and Sustainability in Horticulture Enterprises on 31 March.

Taking place from 15:00 to 16:10, the event will be facilitated by Dr Lael Walsh a horticulture sustainability researcher in Teagasc supported by Eoin Sweetman and Andy Whelton. Dr Walsh will give an overview of the projects and the research underway in the horticulture sustainability programme within Teagasc. This will be followed by two presentations from sustainability experts, Dr David Bek and Islam Abdel-Aziz.

Dr David Bek will present on ‘Meeting the Sustainability Challenge in Ornamental Horticulture’. Dr Bek is associate professor of Sustainable Economies at Coventry University (UK), where he co-leads the sustainable production and consumption research cluster. Dr Bek has extensive experience undertaking research into sustainability within horticultural supply chains. He co-leads the University’s Sustainable Cut-flowers Project which works with a number of the sector’s stakeholders to drive forward improvements in practices within cut-flower supply chains.

Islam Abdel-Aziz will deliver a presentation on ‘Carbon accounting in horticulture & opportunities for mitigation’. Abdel-Aziz is a horticulture consultant at ADAS, with a focus on resource use across the supply chain, from primary production to national and international supply. Islam delivers consultancy and advisory services to growers, NGOs, government agencies and food and drink businesses, amongst others; with significant focus on innovation projects, developing efficient and sustainable resource utilisation.

It will be possible to register for IASIS points on the night through the Zoom webinar via a link in the chat box.

To register for the event, please visit: teagasc.ie

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