Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. A key strategic objective of the organisation is to improve the competitiveness of agriculture, food and the wider bioeconomy. Through its Food Research Centres in Moorepark, Fermoy and Ashtown, Dublin, Teagasc offers a range of supports and services to the food sector. Teagasc’s mission is to support science-based innovation, knowledge transfer and education in the agri-food sector. Through its research in the fields of agriculture and food, has a long tradition of adding significant value to Irish and international organisations through access to expertise, resources, infrastructure and/or intellectual property
Teagasc signpost farm collaboration
Bord Bia is proud to partner with Teagasc, farmers, and the wider industry on the Signpost Farms initiative. This Teagasc led initiative is a collaborative programme to lead climate action by Irish farmers and the transition towards more sustainable farming systems. A key outcome of this initiative is that the industry as a whole will be aligned in our support and recommendations to farmers on the implementation of environmental measures on-farm and demonstrate new solutions. A range of measures which farmers can take to reduce emissions is provided by the Bord Bia Farmer Feedback Report and it is anticipated that learnings from these Signpost Farms will inform the development of the feedback report and other Bord Bia programmes into the future.