The George Scott Robertson Memorial Lecture 2012
The Irish Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Patrick Cunningham has delivered the 61st annual George Scott Robertson Memorial Lecture at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) Headquarters, Newforge Lane, Belfast. It was entitled “Science, Agriculture, Development- A personal journey”.
The Irish Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Patrick Cunningham who recently delivered the George Scott Robertson Memorial Lecture at AFBI
The annual lectures were inaugurated by friends and admirers to perpetuate the memory of the late Dr George Scott Robertson who played a prominent part in promoting agricultural progress in Northern Ireland from 1921 – 1948. Amongst his many other achievements, the founding of the Agricultural Research Institute for Northern Ireland at Hillsborough, Co Down – now part of AFBI ranks as one of the most influential and important to the local agri-food industry.
A large audience attended the recent GSR lecture at AFBI
The GSR lecture is a significant event in the annual Northern Ireland agri-food calendar. AFBI, via the lecture seeks to engage the agri-food industry in the widest sense by providing an expert external view on key issues facing the industry and the consumer.