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Teagasc 2025 Roadmaps Published

Teagasc 2025 Roadmaps Published
Pictured at the launch of the Teagasc Sectoral Road Maps at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore are Ciaran Carroll, Head of Teagasc Pig Department, Padraig French, Head of Teagasc Livestock Systems, Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine, Professor Gerry Boyle, Director Teagasc & Paddy Browne, Head of Crops, Environment & Land Use Teagsc. Photo O'Gorman Photography.

Teagasc has published a set of 2025 sectoral roadmaps. The nine road maps cover suckler beef, dairy, sheep, pigs, tillage, forestry, horticulture, environment and food. Each roadmap outlines the anticipated key market and policy issues likely to face the sector out to 2025, along with the expected size and shape of the individual sectors.

The environment and land use implications of anticipated changes are also explored and the critical technical performances required in different enterprises are published for farmers to benchmark the performance of their own farm.


Paddy Browne, head of the Teagasc Crops, Environment and Land Use programme, said: ”each of these roadmaps provide a clear view of how each sector is likely to develop, based on Food Wise 2025 policy for the agricultural sector, taking into account the current structure of Irish farming and likely challenges and opportunities facing the sector. They also provide an outline of how Teagasc’s Research and Technology Transfer activities will support each sector as they develop.”


The environment roadmap looks at the four important areas of water quality, nutrient efficiency, gaseous emissions and biodiversity.  

The 9 road maps are available to download from the Publications section.