Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. Teagasc Environment, Soils and Land Use Department located at Johnstown Castle is Ireland’s leading research centre for soils and the rural environment and home to Ireland’s Soil Information System. The centre conducts research on soils, nutrient efficiency, air and water quality, the agricultural environment and agro-ecology. Teagasc is a member of the EC’s Standing Committee on Agriculture Research (SCAR), the Governing Board of FACCE JPI and many ERANETs. The Teagasc model of innovation support is built on strong multi-actor collaboration along the entire food chain. Teagasc advisors are in contact with some 80,000 farmers annually, including 45,000 as consultancy clients. Teagasc had a lead role in the EU Landmark Project which aligns well with objectives of the current proposal.
- Teagasc (Teagasc) - www.teagasc.ie
- Environment, Soils and Land Use (ESLU)
- Crops, Environment, Land Use Programme (CELUP)