Centres And GroupsSustainable Agricultural & Food Research

Sustainable Agricultural & Food Research

The Sustainable Agricultural and Food Research Group research a wide variety of areas with an aim to enhance sustainability and biosafety in agricultural systems. Our work explores the potential of biomass, and agricultural waste streams as sources of bioactives, such as novel antioxidants and biofertilisers. We develop new probiotics and examine their influence on porcine health, and we research the putative use of emerging technologies in creating a culture of sustainable, productive, data-led farming.

In researching such a wide-variety of tools to enhance animal and plant systems, we collaborate with a range of biochemists, analytical chemists, statisticians, and engineers from WIT, and we also work with Teagasc, educational institutions in Ireland and abroad, and with industry. We welcome anyone seeking expertise in the above areas to contact us whether it be to develop joint grant applications, or to work to refine existing technologies, or the extraction, purification, or application of biomolecules.  

Contact Person:

Dr. Cara Daly 

Casey, Imelda

School of Science & Computing, Dept of Science

Research Interest

Main research interest is the development of sustainable grassland agricultural sytems

 

 

Woodcock, Tony

School of Science & Computing, Dept of Science

Research Interest

The intensification of agriculture has had some undesirable effects on biodiversity, air, water and soil quality. Tony Woodcock has a keen interest in applying emerging technologies as well as developing more efficient crops with the ultimate aim of supporting a sustainable agriculture agenda. 

Name

Email

Status

Location

Tim O'Donavan

 

Postgraduate
student

Teagasc, Kildalton

Kevin McNamara

 

Postgraduate
student (Master)

Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy

Antony Barry

 

Postgraduate
student (Master)

WIT

Kavita Walia

kavita.walia
@postgrad.wit.ie

 

Postgraduate
student

Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy

Ursula McCormack

20064966
@mail.wit.ie

Postgraduate
student

Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy

Fiona O'Meara

 

Postgraduate
student

Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy

Alysha Chua

alysha.chua
@postgrad.wit.ie

Postgraduate
student

WIT

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