Teagasc is the Agriculture and Food Development Authority of Ireland. Its mission is to support science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and wider bioeconomy so as to underpin profitability, competitiveness and sustainability. Teagasc collaborates extensively with their colleagues in Irish universities, and participate extensively in EU Framework Programmes and as well as have developed bilateral agreements with research organisations in Europe, the USA and New Zealand. The table below shows the ranking of Teagasc in comparison to Irish and European research performers in their fields of activity:
The Irish economy in general, agricultural producers and consumers specifically, have benefited substantially from the technological development and new information emanating from research undertaken by Irish scientists. The impact of Teagasc research and innovation activities on the industry is seen through Teagasc’s 45,000 farmer clients, the €1.9 million which Irish farmers and co-ops donate to Teagasc research every year; the 250 client SMEs which avail of Teagasc research and innovation support on an annual basis and the numerous collaborations between Teagasc and Irish-based multi-national food companies.
Anne is the Principal Investigator on the RURALIZATION project at Teagasc.
Anne Kinsella works in the Rural Economy and Development Programme (REDP), Teagasc . As an economist, she specialises in the area of production economics and farm level analysis. Her research interests include land-use economics, with a particular interest on the impact of policy and taxation on decisions in relation to succession, inheritance and land mobility. Anne is a member of numerous national advisory groups and steering committees to include National Rural Network Advisory Committee on Farm Viability and Competitiveness. She sits as the Chairperson and Teagasc representative on the Board of Galway Rural Development Co Ltd and also sat on audit committee in previous years. She is also the Irish representative on both the OECD International Network for Farm Level Analysis and the International agri benchmark Network.