AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Description of organisation
Teagasc is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. Its mission is to support science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and the broader bio-economy that will underpin profitability, competitiveness and sustainability. Teagasc employs 1,100 staff at 52 locations throughout Ireland, consisting of 216 research scientists, 51 specialists and specialist advisers, 116 research technicians and technologists, 171 support staff, circa 175 Walsh Fellows (PhD students) and over 250 advisors, college lecturers, technicians and education officers.
Description of the unit participating in LANDMARK
Johnstown Castle is Ireland’s leading research centre for soils and the rural environment. The centre conducts research on soils, nutrient efficiency, recovery and losses, air and water quality and agro-ecology. The research results are used widely by advisors, farmers, scientists and policy makers. Johnstown Castle is home to Ireland’s Soil Information System, the National Soil Database and the National Soil Library. In addition, it has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in order to support the research programme with soil, water, plant, air and microbiological analyses.
The REDP Spatial Analysis Unit was established in 1998 and is comprised of a multidisciplinary team providing advanced spatial analysis and Earth Observation capabilities across a broad range of thematic areas.