Deirdre O'Connor

Deirdre O'Connor
University College Dublin | UCD · School of Agriculture & Food Science

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Sustainable forest management and multi-functionality are the paradigms that underpin forest management at European level. Their emergence has led to an increased expectation among stakeholders as to the goods and services that forests can and should deliver. Stakeholders often have differing and competing interests in this regard which leads to co...
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The natural conditions in Ireland have a positive influence on tree growth as the mean annual increment is twice as high as that in mainland Europe. However, due to centuries of resource exploitation and the expansion of agricultural land the island has the second lowest forest cover in the EU. An increased forest cover would encourage the establis...
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Food poverty is an important contributing factor to health inequalities in industrialised countries; it refers to the inability to acquire or eat an adequate quality or sufficient quantity of food in socially acceptable ways (or the uncertainty of being able to do so). Synonymous with household food insecurity, the issue needs to be located within...
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This paper explores the origin, contextualization and the various interpretations of the concept of multifunctionality with specific reference to agricultural and rural policy development in Ireland. The literature indicates that there are a multiplicity of interpretations of the term itself which are used to support specific perspectives, ranging...
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Input-output analysis was used to evaluate the total economic impact (i.e. the sum of the direct, indirect and induced impacts) of the forestry and wood products sectors on the Irish economy. The total impact of the forestry sector on a number of regional economies was also examined, as were the short-term economic consequences of an afforestation...
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The social impact of forestry is more positive in areas with a long history of forest cover than in those that have been recently afforested. Stakeholders want to see more broadleaves planted. Consultation with stakeholders improves the social impact of forestry.

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