Science & Technology in Action


Teagasc is Ireland’s agricultural and food development authority supporting science based innovation in the agri-food sector and the wider bioeconomy to underpin profitability, competitiveness and sustainability.

Through research, (food and agriculture) and knowledge transfer (advisory and education) Teagasc delivers six programmes:

  • Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Programme
  • Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme
  • Rural Economy and Development Programme
  • Food Programme
  • Education Programme
  • Advisory Programme

Teagasc employs over 120 scientists and 120 technicians in research, 30 specialist staff, and over 320 advisers/teachers in education and advisory roles. In total, over 1,200 staff are employed at over fifty locations throughout the country. The research carried out by Teagasc is essential to the development of competitive and sustainable agricultural and food industries.

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