Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Areas of Expertise
Animal Health and Welfare
AFBI’s animal health and welfare programme is directed towards helping government and industry maintain and improve the health and welfare of our production animals.
‘Advancing Animal Science, Improving Livestock Farming’ is the focus of the AFBI research farm at Hillsborough, where scientific teams provide independent, internationally published res
Grassland and Plant Science
AFBI delivers an internationally recognised programme in grass breeding, in conjunction with a commercial partner, Barenbrug, and conducts applied research on grassland agronomy.
AFBI’s environmental research provides an improved understanding of the inter-relationships of agriculture, land use, climate change and the ecological status of freshwater resources in NI.
Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystems
This programme provides research, monitoring and technology transfer in support of evidence-based sustainable management of freshwater fisheries and marine resources in Northern Ireland.
Food Quality and Safety
AFBI provides innovative research and development, analytical and diagnostic services and specialist advice on the chemistry and microbiology of food.