CONSUS is a collaborative research partnership between University College Dublin (UCD) and Origin Enterprises PLC that has been supported through the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Strategic Partnership Programme.


Professor Gregory O'Hare

Lead Principal Investigator

Digital agriculture holds great promise to increase food production while reducing inputs and environmental costs. University College Dublin is already a major centre of excellence in the agri-sciences and data analytics areas.

Building on that multi-disciplinary expertise, UCD has partnered with the leading agribusiness company, Origin Enterprises plc to develop the next generation of digital tools for use by the farmer and agronomist. CONSUS is a €17.6M programme over 5 years which is jointly funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Origin Enterprises.

We look forward to a long and productive collaboration with our industry partner Origin Enterprises plc as we jointly seek to create solutions which will transform arable agriculture in this century.


Latest from CONSUS

UCD agricultural sciences ranked global top 20 by U.S. News & World Report

UCD was in the top three for institutions with the most highly cited papers. Read More

Origin and University College Dublin team up on €17.6 million crop science research partnership

The €17.6 million five-year research programme is supported by Science Foundation Ireland. Read More

Business Partner

Origin Enterprises

Origin Enterprises plc is a major Irish agribusiness with operations also in the UK, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and Brazil.

Origin is listed on the ESM and AIM markets of the Irish and London Stock Exchanges respectively and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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