Upcoming events

  • 13 Mar 2018: The second annual AFBI Outlook Conference will focus on recent developments in science which will have significant implications for the local and global agri-food sector. 

    Key topics for discussion will include, Bovine Tuberculosis – Progress Towards a Science-Based Solution, Livestock Improvement Through Genetic Selection and the Power of Big Data and Science and Land Management - Opportunities to Deliver Sustainable Intensification. An agenda for the event can be viewed HERE

    This is your chance to hear about the latest developments in science and how these will shape the future of the local and global agri-food industry. The conference will run from 10am to 4pm at the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick. REGISTER HERE

Earlier events

  • 06 Feb 2018: Schools Open Day at AFBI Hillsborough - Over 160 GCSE, BTEC and A-Level agriculture, and biological sciences students from schools and colleges across Northern Ireland descended on AFBI Hillsborough to see how Agricultural Research takes place, find out about the skills and education that our researchers and farm staff have and other careers available to them in this area. 
  • 14-17 Feb 2018: Northern Ireland Science Festival:
    RV Corystes: for 4 days the Research vessel will be open to welcome the public on board to see how and why we estimate fish populations and study the marine environment. 
    Roadshows: AFBI joined the NISF roving science roadshows across Northern Ireland again this year. AFBI were at Dungannon with our entomologists, Coleraine with our food researchers, Enniskillen and our freshwater fisheries scientists and concluded on the Sunday in Newry with our Plant Pathologists. Visitors to the AFBI stand found out what wasps are for, why food smells the way it does, what is swimming around in Lough Erne and why football stadia are looking to plant pathologists for help at the dawn of sport on 4K UHD TV!