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Agri-food research and innovation

The Centre provides cutting edge research and innovation that identifies new technologies, develops/improves products and processes, and seeks new market opportunities which benefit agri-food businesses in Northern Ireland.

Research informed evidence is undertaken to support policy decisions for Government departments, food body associations and other key industry stakeholders.

Research projects are conducted on several themes including:

  • food innovation
  • food sensory analysis
  • food tourism
  • the food supply chain
  • relationships and networks in export markets
  • food branding at the firm and regional levels
  • food poverty
  • consumer motivations and food purchasing behaviour.