The AFBI's Science Impacts 2021 report was launched at the Science Outlook Conference on Wednesday the 24th March. The report highlights some of the organisations latest achievements and key scientific outcomes.
Introducing this, the fourth in the series of AFBI Science Impacts, Acting Chief Executive, Josephine Kelly outlined the importance of AFBI science to industry and wider society.
"Our science plays a crucial role in providing the underpinning research and development, diagnostic and analytical testing, emergency response capability and expert scientific advice required to support the various work programmes of DAERA and the wider requirements of the agri-food industry."
The Impacts publication reflects the excellence of AFBI scientists through their ability to conduct highly relevant applied science, addressing local needs but also making a scientific impact nationally and internationally.
She continued "Science is increasingly multidisciplinary and frequently involves a range of organisations working together. To deliver many of the achievements within this booklet, AFBI is delighted to work alongside industry, government and academic colleagues to ensure that the work we do has direct relevance and to maximise both the impact and reach of the science work.
Against that backdrop of global and local challenges, the need for science has never been greater. AFBI is very well placed to contribute to meeting these challenges through our work which centres on our three key themes of leading improvements in the agri-food industry, protecting animal, plant and human health and enhancing the natural and marine environments. The achievements noted in this booklet provide testament to these goals."
She concluded with by gratefully acknowledging the various funding bodies who have supported AFBI's scientific achievements and outcomes over the past year.
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