TResearch Winter 2019
Finding future farmers
Finding future farmers
Dairying challenges similar in Ireland and Japan
Outlook 2010: Economics of Agriculture
Today's farm is a bi-monthly publication produced in a joint venture between Teagasc and the Agricultural Trust, publishers of the Irish Farmers Journal and The Irish Field.
We are living in very challenging times but at times like these the importance of agriculture to the Irish economy is more appreciated. Young people with the appropriate skills and education are well positioned to avail of careers which will be rewarding and challenging.
The agri-food sector accounts for over half of Ireland’s indigenous exports and represents one-tenth of the Irish economy. Indeed, the wider bio-economy contributes an estimated 30% of total national net exports, and in 2008 accounted for 179,200 jobs. Agriculture also comprises a quarter of national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which contribute to climate change. As such, reducing emissions from the sector is often considered as a strategy to meet our emission reduction targets. However, world food security has emerged as a critical global challenge. This sets a significant challenge for Teagasc and its national and international collaborators – namely, reducing emissions while increasing food supply. Delivering this will ensure that the Irish agri-food sector can and will play a key strategic role in our economic recovery, while achieving our legally binding emission reduction targets. In addition, these challenges can provide the opportunities to drive efficiencies that will ultimately reduce costs and drive profitability in the sector.
The last 5 years have seen a roller coaster ride in Irish economic fortunes with the move from a period of high economic growth to large scale decline. In this paper we describe trends in incomes in farm households in Ireland and discuss some of the changes at the macro economic level.
An Evaluation of the Teagasc Equine Programme.
Biocontrol of verocytoxigenic Escherichia coli at key stages of the beef chain
Participative On-farm Research for the Border Midland West region
The relative competitiveness of Irish agriculture
RedHolsteins - Knowledge of genetic variations to breed a more robust dairy cow.