In recognition of the new challenges and opportunities facing Irish and EU farming and the key role of advisory and education services in enabling farm households to make changes that will strengthen their viability, the UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science and Teagasc have developed and delivered the MAgrSc in Agricultural Innovation Support Programme (MAIS). This programme is viewed as a valued outcome of the UCD/ Teagasc Partnership.
Michael Gibney, UCD Professor of Food and Health, has been appointed as the new Chairman of The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).
More than 30 exhibitors attended the annual UCD Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition Careers Day, organised by the UCD Agricultural Science Careers Committee on Tuesday, 19th February 2013.
15-year-old third year students Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy from Kinsale Community School in Cork who investigated the effects of bacteria on plant germination are this year’s winners in the 2013 BT Young Scientist Competition.
Opening a two-day EU Presidency Policy Symposium ‘Feeding the World in 2050’ at University College Dublin, the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins said that chronic hunger is “one of the most serious challenges facing the global community”.
The Gerry Bird Merit Award(s) established in memory of Mr Gerry Bird will provide Animal Crop Production (ACP) and Agricultural Environmental Sciences (AES) students with a Professional Work Experience period of up to three months duration in the soil science and crop production disciplines.