The Teagasc Technology Foresight 2035 report was presented to the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, at a conference in Brussels, on June 22.
The Technology Foresight Project involved consultation with over 200 experts and industry stakeholders to identify the technologies which will transform the Irish agri-food and bio-economy sector over the next twenty years.
Describing the report, Dr. Noel Cawley, Teagasc Chairman, said: “The Teagasc foresight report has identified the technologies that will shape the farms and food companies of 2035 as farmers embrace the scientific understanding and knowledge that is continuously emerging from research. Farming and food processing is becoming smarter as more data emerges.”
Five technology themes were identified as being the priorities for Irish research and innovation and they are:
- Plant and Animal Genomics and Related Technologies
- Human, Animal and Soil Microbiota
- Digital Technologies
- New Technologies for Food Processing
- Transformation in the Food Value Chain System