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Research Programmes & Collaborations

The Teagasc mission is to support science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and wider bio-economy that will underpin profitability, competitiveness and sustainability.

This is achieved through the close coupling of research and knowledge transfer in four programme areas:

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

Each of these programmes is composed of research, development and knowledge-transfer/industry-development departments, as outlined in the table below. Research is conducted at seven dedicated locations, while knowledge transfer professionals are located throughout the country.

Our annual research portfolio comprises some 300 research projects, carried out by 500 scientific and technical staff in our research centres throughout Ireland.

In order to maximise the impact of our research, Teagasc actively collaborates with research organisations across the world. This collaboration stretches from individual projects and publications right up to formal alliances and partnerships. Scroll to the end of this page for details on some of our formal collaborations.

Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Programme


  • Animal & Bioscience Research
  • Grassland Science Research
  • Livestock Systems Research
  • Pig Development
  • Dairy Knowledge Transfer
  • Drystock Knowledge Transfer


  • Athenry, Co. Galway
  • Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath
  • Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork

Crops, Environment and Land-Use Programme


  • Crops Research
  • Agri-Environment Research
  • Forestry Development
  • Horticulture Development
  • Agricultural Catchments
  • Crops Knowledge Transfer
  • Environment Knowledge Transfer


  • Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford
  • Oak Park, Co. Carlow

Food Programme


  • Food Biosciences Research
  • Food Safety Research
  • Food Chemistry & Technology Research
  • Food Industry Development


  • Ashtown, Dublin 15
  • Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Rural Economy and Development Programme


  • Agricultural Economics and Farm Surveys Research
  • Spatial Analysis, Food Marketing and Agri-Innovation Research
  • Farm Management and Rural Development Knowledge Transfer


  • Ashtown, Dublin 15
  • Athenry, Co. Galway

Formal Collaborations