Produced in collaboration with the farming industry, the 'Code of Good Agricultural Practice for Reducing Ammonia Emissions' provides farmers with a range of practical steps they can take to minimise emissions of this air pollutant which is harmful to the environment through the deposition of excess nitrogen on sensitive habitats. Ammonia is also one of a number of contributory factors in the formation of Particulate Matter which has negative impacts on human health.
“Many farmers have already made good progress by using methods that reduce ammonia emissions including how they store and spread manures and by changes made to their livestock diets. But we need to do more and farmers are in a great position to help us protect and enhance our environment, our sensitive and protected habitats as well as the air we breathe.
It is hoped the new voluntary 'Code of Good Agricultural Practice for Reducing Ammonia Emissions' will help Northern Ireland contribute to the UK targets of reducing ammonia emissions by 8% in 2020 and 16% in 2030.
Thursday May 16, 2019/ DAERA - Northern Ireland / United Kingdom.