A National Agricultural GHG Centre of Excellence

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine funded a desk study to scope a National Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Centre of Excellence on foot of the 2019 National Climate Action Plan. The Food Wise 2025 and Origin Green initiatives aim to increase agricultural production and value, whilst reducing the carbon footprint and enhancing sustainability. [...]


Nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) with a 100-year global warming potential 298 times greater than carbon dioxide. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimate that agriculture contributes about 60% of total global anthropogenic N2O emissions, mainly due to nitrogen fertiliser use and emissions from animal waste. However, N2O fluxes from agricultural [...]