Northern Ireland’s draft Ammonia Strategy – find out more!

Date published: 08 February 2023

DAERA’s eight-week consultation on the draft Ammonia Strategy was launched on 4 January 2023 and closes on 3 March 2023 and we welcome the views of all stakeholders and interested parties.


If you are interested in finding out more about the strategy and the consultation, we are holding a series of information events. The next two events will take place at CAFRE campuses on:

  • Monday 13 February, 7.30pm at Greenmount Campus
  • Wednesday 15 February, 7.30pm at Loughry Campus

If you are interested in attending any of these events, please register on the CAFRE website.

The information events will include presentations from DAERA, NIEA and CAFRE.  They will explain why we need the draft Ammonia Strategy, the proposed measures to reduce ammonia, with examples showing how this can be achieved on-farm, as well as details of conservation measures to address the environmental impact of ammonia. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the contents of the draft strategy.

DAERA is keen to have as many responses as possible to the questions posed throughout the strategy as well as any other practical and affordable ideas or suggestions and would encourage everyone to respond.

Additional resources on ammonia are also provided alongside the consultation document to illustrate the complex nature of the ammonia challenge and to share research findings, farm case studies, and the outcomes of ongoing monitoring at eight Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) across Northern Ireland.

Full details of the consultation on the draft Ammonia Strategy are available on the DAERA website.

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