Heartland

The HeartLand project has been developed to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative PhD graduates. Investigating how to create economically and environmentally sustainable livestock products of enhanced nutritional value through pasture-based production systems.

HeartLand will explore and integrate the relationships between soil, sward, animal, farm management, environment and ultimately human health. The HeartLand project has recruited 5 PhD candidates to develop their projects in the domains of:

  • soil biology
  • grassland sciences and sward composition
  • animal nutrition and performance
  • farming systems and modelling
  • environmental sciences.

This European Industrial Doctorate (EID) programme 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.

To find out more information please visit the Heartland page.