Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Teagasc)
Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the national body in Ireland providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. The organisation is funded by state grant-in-aid; fees for advisory and training services; income from national and EU competitive research programmes; and revenue from farming activities and commodity levies. Teagasc is a client-based organisation employing approximately 1,100 staff at 55 locations throughout Ireland.
Teagasc undertakes innovative research in: Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation; Crops, Environment and Land Use; Food; Rural Economy and Development. From the multidisciplinary perspective, Teagasc has a relatively new but active Break Crop Research Programme with research in the agronomy, plant physiology and quality in a number of minor crops, including legumes.
Role in the project
Teagasc is involved as participant in all work packages. It participates in Transition Networks ‘Diversified of arable cropping using cool-season grain legumes’, ‘Soy-based value-chains for feed and food’ and ‘Value chains based on dairy and beef’ and leads the Actor Group ‘The Irish Grain Legumes Group’.
Sheila Alves, leader of Teagasc participation in Legumes Translated, co-leader of the Irish Grain Legumes Group Actor Group
Michael Hennessey, co-leader of the Irish Grain Legumes Group Actor Group
Louise McNamara, research entomologist
Crops Research Centre, Teagasc
Oak Park, Carlow, Co. Carlow
R93 XE12, Ireland
Tel: +353 59 9170281