The Water Framework Directive (WFD) mandates EU member states to achieve good status across all surface waters. Teagasc programmes contribute to achieving good water status for Ireland.
Soil is the medium that farmers work with every day in the production of meat, milk, and grain for both local and world markets.
Biodiversity & Countryside
The Irish landscape provides a rich variety of natural, cultural and built heritage. Access to a range of relevant Teagasc resources that address farmland biodiversity and the Irish countryside is available here.
Climate change has been predicted to have significant impacts on agricultural productivity at global level. The effects of climate change will primarily influence agriculture via alterations in plant growth, with alterations in water availability, nutrient availability, increased temperature and elevated CO2
Sustainable Farming is a farming approach that can be sustained into the foreseeable future. Sustainability includes farm economics, social equity, and the environment.