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Haymaking is critical to our heritage meadows, but is later really better? article icon

Nature & Environment 

Haymaking is critical to our heritage meadows, but is later really better?

Meadows are not just about wildflowers, they’re also about hay as an agricultural crop. But they don’t make it like they used to. PhD student, Vicky Bowskill, explains how researching seasonal changes in the nutritional content of hay can help conserve the UK's precious species-rich floodplain meadows.

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Climate change's causes, effects and geographies of responsibility article icon

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Climate change's causes, effects and geographies of responsibility

The idea of climate change is increasingly well-known, but it can be hard to understand its effects in human terms. Professor David Humphreys describes how he experienced Climate Change first hand when working in Bangladesh for The Open University.

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How are Ethiopian coffee growers responding to climate change? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

How are Ethiopian coffee growers responding to climate change?

As the climate changes, Ethiopia's coffee industry is under threat. But faced with a mountain to climb, climbing a mountain might provide a solution. Baraka Rateng’ explains.

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Building over farmland: Will city expansion leave the world hungry? article icon

Nature & Environment 

Building over farmland: Will city expansion leave the world hungry?

Demand for building land is going to take 30 million hectares out of production. Where will the food for the new city dwellers come from?

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Nature & Environment 

OpenLearn Live: 8th June 2016

Why antibiotics in cow dung might be even more worrying than you'd guess, and the sinking value of Coca-Cola. Free learning from through the day.

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A new layer: Population in Southwest Donegal in 2015

We've discussed the promotion of industry in 1983 to retain population in the area and reduce the toll of emigration. So, how has the population evolved in the intervening period up to 2015?

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A new layer: Agriculture in 2015 – a marginal activity? video icon

 

A new layer: Agriculture in 2015 – a marginal activity?

Explore changes in agriculture, farm sizes, farmers' ages and the use of land in Southwest Donegal between 1983-2011.

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The Glencolmcille Sheep Farmers’ Cooperative and Ardara Sheep Fair, 1983

Seán McCloskey, the manager of the Sheep Farmers’ Cooperative described how it functioned as the most active of the farmers’ associations in 1983.

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Agriculture in Southwest Donegal, 1983

By 1983, Irish agriculture was set within the wider context of the European Economic Community (now European Union) and not just the English market, and was the principal economic activity in Southwest Donegal.

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The realities of rural life in the 1950s-1980s video icon

OpenLearn Ireland 

The realities of rural life in the 1950s-1980s

The period of the 1950s to 1980s was the beginning of modernisation in community life and farming and the development of manufacturing industry in the West of Ireland.

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The impact of environment and society on rural life in the past

The ‘ladder farms’ of Malin Beg represent a compromise between the local culture and the demands of the wider society.

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OpenLearn Ireland 

The rural dimension – after rundale

How did the rural areas of Western Ireland change after the rundale system was replaced?

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