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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’.


Staff involved

  • 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


Sheila Alves

Crops Research Centre, Teagasc

Oak Park, Carlow, Co. Carlow

R93 XE12, Ireland

Tel: +353 59 9170281

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