Centre for Rural Economy

Adrienne Attorp

Adrienne Attorp

Brexit and Land-Use on the Island of Ireland: Exploring the Potential Impacts of North-South Policy Divergence, Economic Conditions and Social Factors on Active and Passive Ecosystem Service Provision in Agriculture

Email: a.a.attorp2@newcastle.ac.uk

Supervisors: Dr Ruth McAreavey, Dr Erin Sherry (AFBI), Trevor Donnellan (Teagasc), Prof Sally Shortall

Project overview

The UK's Brexit decision has introduced uncertainty for the agri-food sector in Ireland (North and South) due to the breadth of potential changes in policy and market conditions that could transpire.

This project will look specifically at changes to agricultural land use and ecosystem service provision on the island.

The potential impacts of diverging agricultural and agri-environmental policy between the North and South of Ireland, and likely post-Brexit economic conditions, will be explored to consider the potential interactions and trade-offs between economic and environmental outcomes on both sides of the border.