Irish scientist Dr Dale Crammond believes there is a huge opportunity for NZ and Ireland to cooperate more – especially in terms of methane research.

A top climate change policy advisor to the Irish government says Ireland and New Zealand should become close allies to combat the negative narrative against the dairy industry. Peter Burke reports.

Trade and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor will head to Europe this year to tackle trade negotiations between NZ and the EU, and NZ and the UK.

Agriculture and Trade Minister Damien O'Connor is off to Europe soon to try and breathe some life into free trade talks between NZ and the UK, and NZ and the European Union.

Currently, the Irish agriculture sector accounts for 34% of that country's total greenhouse gas emissions.

Irish farmers are facing similar concerns to their NZ counterparts about how they can reduce the agriculture sector's greenhouse gas (GHG) contributions without severely restricting their future production and profitability.

 
The NSW Government says it will lift its moratorium on genetically modified food crops from 1 July 2021.

The NSW Government has announced that a moratorium on genetically modified (GM) food crops will be lifted in the state from 1 July 2021, ending an 18-year ban.

 
Agriculture and Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor will be heavily involved with the APEC conference.

New Zealand will be in the virtual spotlight for the next 12 months as it hosts the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) conference.

The director-general of FAO has pledged to end child labour in agriculture.

The director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Qu Dongyu, has pledged to intensify efforts toward addressing child labour in agriculture through a dedicated work programme.

Trade Minister Damien O'Connor and Irish Ambassador Peter Ryan

New Zealand is looking to Ireland for support as it negotiates a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU).

Britain and the EU will try and hammer out a deal before the end of the year - where a no deal is more than possible.

A former Irish Prime Minister says even if the UK and EU manage to work out a deal over Brexit it will be very limited and cause a lot of disruption.

Trade expert Stephen Jacobi says New Zealand should not be affected by Australia's disagreements with China.

A deepening trade spat between China and Australia shouldn’t impact New Zealand, according to trade analyst Stephen Jacobi.

Honda Australia has signalled it will stop selling quads/ATVs in that country as the discussion about the effectiveness of Crush Prevention Devices (CPD’s) rages on.

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