The programme spans the entire Agri-Food chain from farm production to food processing and innovation. The core activities are delivered across five departments and supported by excellent infrastructure and extensive and modern research and processing facilities at Moorepark and Ashtown.
The Food Programme is closely linked to the Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Programme (AGRIP; which has one of its three locations on the Moorepark campus). The AGRIP Programme operates its own dairy and beef cattle, sheep and pig production units which are available to the Food Programme for large-animal feeding trials, milk and animals for processing and quality determination. There are also close links to the Teagasc Crops Environment & Land Use Programme (CELUP) and the Teagasc Rural Economy & Development Programme (REDP) which provide access to crops for processing and market analysis respectively.