Partner 14 – Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority

Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow, Ireland


Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority

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Profile Teagasc is a state body that was established in 1988. Its mission is to support science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and wider bio-economy. As the leading public sector organisation in the fields of agriculture and food research in Ireland, Teagasc undertakes activities in research, knowledge dissemination and education under the following key programme areas: Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation; Crops, Environment and Land Use; Food; Rural Economy and Development. Johnstown Castle is Ireland’s leading research centre for soils and the rural environment and conducts research on soils, nutrient efficiency, recovery and losses, air and water quality and agro-ecology. Research results are used widely by advisors, farmers, scientists and policy makers. It is home to Ireland’s Soil Information System, the National Soil Database and the National Soil Library. In addition, it has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in order to support the research programme with soil, water, plant, air and microbiological analyses.
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