Teagasc is a knowledge intense organisation which relies on its expertise, innovative capacity and research infrastructure for success. In total there are almost 300 staff involved in the Food Research Programme, comprising 41 permanent scientists. 16 permanent technical staff, 80 contract scientists and 150 post graduate students.
The quality of the science is reflected in the publication output for the programme, with an average of 200 peer reviewed publications per annum in addition to staff participation in editorships, memberships on national and international expert/advisory committees and working groups, and recognition in the form of both national and international awards. Food Programme staff actively engage with the food industry and are involved in collaborative and contract research with many national and international companies.