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By: Marie O'Halloran
Date: October 12th 2016
Source: The Irish Times
Independent TD accuses horse industry of ‘gobbling up’ huge tracts of lands
Independent TD Mattie McGrath has renewed his call for a tax on land purchases in excess of 750 acres, accusing conglomerates in the horse industry of “gobbling up” huge tracts of land.
By: Richard Hackett
Date: August 31st 2016
Source: The Independent.ie
Normally at this time of year, while the harvest is still being wrapped up, thoughts rapidly turn to the next cropping season.
However, this is no ordinary season. The 2016 crop yields are okay, harvest conditions are as volatile as ever and prices are taking a hammering. On the surface, there's nothing new there.
The Groningen Centre for Law and Governance (GCLG) and the University of Cape Town collaborated with the Global Land Tool Network and True Price to convene the fourth annual colloquium on Expropriation Law in Cape Town. The annual meetings of this project concentrate on narrowly defined aspects of expropriation, and facilitate discussion amongst international academics and other experts on shared issues in Expropriation Law. The project gives delegates the opportunity to participate on the global platform, alongside leading scholars in the field of expropriation law.
This study focused on identifying the short-term effects of mechanical drainage on the structure and diversity of fungal and bacterial communities in soil. Mechanical drainage is a widely used agricultural practice which allows for the management of surface and sub-surface water. It is vital for improving land productivity and reclaiming marginal land. The use of mechanical drainage is known to have several impacts on the physico-chemical components of soil; however, little is known about its effect on the soil microbiome.
In this study, the impact of different urban development scenarios on neighbourhood climate are examined. The investigation considers the relative impact differing policy/planning choices will have on the local-scale climate across a city during a typical climatological year (TCY). The aim is to demonstrate a modelling approach which couples a climate-based land classification and simple urban climate model and how this can be used to examine the impact differing urban forms and design strategies have on neighbourhood scale partitioning of energy and resulting consequences.
The Living on the Edge design encourages residents to live sustainably off the forest through crop and farm maintenance, while enabling communities to rebuild their forests and to tackle deforestation</p> This poster is one of a selection of entries from the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition that was run by FAO and DBR | Design Build Research School on the occasion of the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, in September 2015.The competition challenged architecture students, professional architects and designers to develop innovative and sustain
Meeting Name: Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)
Meeting symbol/code: CGRFA-16/17/Inf.11.3
Session: Sess. 16
Meeting Name: European Forestry Commission
Meeting symbol/code: ECE/TIM/2015/2 - FO/EFC/15/2
Session: Sess. 38 - Sess.73