Climate change impact on farming systems in the South Atlantic – Implications for the sheep wool sector
Although farms in the Falkland Islands are extensively managed on natural pastures, their contribution to the agricultural GHG emissions is unknown. Thus the study focuses on measuring GHG emissions from grasslands and to report baseline data from typical farming management practices to be integrated into the whole carbon balance of their farming system. This scientific study has been funded by the Shackleton Scholarship Fund and supported by the Department of Agriculture in the Falkland Islands and Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute in Northern Ireland. The results of this study will support local strategies for sustainable outputs via farming techniques to help mitigate the effects of climate change.