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One of the key messages from the Teagasc 2030 Foresight Report was the central importance of grass based agricultural systems in underpinning the competitiveness and profitability of the agri-food sector in the emerging bio-economy. The initial objective set out for the Grassland Research and Innovation programme is to generate and procure evidence-based knowledge to support innovation, technology transfer and education in the key areas of Irish grass production including:

  • grass breeding
  • growth
  • fertilisation
  • utilisation
  • nutritional value

and to develop grazing systems that will underpin the profitability, competitiveness and sustainability of the sector and enhance food security.


The Grazing4AgroEcology Project aims to promote grazing and to support grazing-based farms on their economic and ecologic performances as well as on animal welfare. Read more about the Grazing4AgroEcology Project