Livestock farming is in the spotlight due to heightened consumer awareness about the environment and human health. However, ruminants can convert biomass unsuitable for direct human consumption (e.g. grass resources) into valuable food, including essential macro and micro-nutrients for humans. While grazing, ruminants contribute to: maintaining the landscape and, in specific local conditions, to; enhancing biodiversity and increasing carbon sequestration. The contemporary industry challenge is therefore to develop livestock production systems that simultaneously enhances environmental sustainability and supports a healthy diet. This is a knowledge-intensive process.
Therefore, this European Industrial Doctorate (EID) programme called Heartland will connect Devenish to cutting-edge scientific knowledge from Wageningen University, University College Dublin and University of Gloucestershire while maximising the impact of the programme by working closely with Bord Bia and the European Food Information Council.
Devenish Research Development and Innovation kicks-off a €1.4m EC Horizon 2020 academic research project Devenish Research, Development and Innovation (Devenish RDI) launched a major four-year scientific research project at its Global Innovation Centre in Dowth, County Meath earlier this month.… Read more
Thursday, 3 October from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm. At Glebe House Dowth. By invitation only.
The EU HeartLand Project aims to recruit 5 PhD candidates to develop projects in soil biology, grassland sciences & sward composition, animal nutrition & performance, farming systems & modelling, and environmental sciences.