SEFARI – Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes

SEFARI aims to deliver ‘Leading Ideas for Better Lives’, reflecting that publicly funded research in Scotland must ultimately deliver positive impact for individuals, whether in Scotland or elsewhere.

As a collective, we collaborate to deliver the Scottish Government funded Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021 on agriculture, environment, food and land.

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Case Studies

The economic cost of animal disease: Winners and losers from Johne’s disease

SEFARI scientists, in collaboration with other research partners, provide evidence which informs the Scottish Government about the economic consequences of a

  • Agriculture
  • Rural Economy

The Fruits of Their Labour: Seasonal Farm Workers in Scottish Agriculture

Scotland’s agricultural sector relies heavily on seasonal non-UK workers, particularly from central and eastern Europe, to meet its labour demand. Despite their importance for this sector, there was a lack of detailed information about them This case study draws on findings from SRUC’s recent study, funded by the Scottish Government, which aimed to improve our understanding of the labour market in Scottish agriculture. 

  • Rural Economy

Governing Scotland’s natural resources: are our policies sufficiently joined -up?

Decisions about natural resources need to balance multiple interests and goals in order to safeguard Scotland’s economic, social and environmental prosperity

  • Climate and the Environment

Citizen Science: How to Investigate Pests and Diseases Under Climate Change

We have created a state-of-the-art, and free to download, desktop app to provide climate change risk assessments for crops pests and diseases in the UK that anyone can use.

  • Agriculture
  • Climate and the Environment

Blog

4 Dec 2018

Chrononutrition: The ‘when’ of food and drink consumption - not just the ‘what’ and the ‘how much’

In November 2018, SEFARI researchers from the Rowett Institute, Dr Perry Barrett and Professor Julian Mercer, collaborated with the Physiological

27 Nov 2018

How might our farmers adapt to a public money for public goods regime?

Ahead of this week's Land Use Conference, which has been part-funded by the SEFARI Gateway Responsive Opportunity Fund, we are delighted

News

29 Nov 2018

Scotland-India research collaboration delivers clean water for primary schools

"We have an obligation to reach out to the world with our expertise to help others, to improve lives and advance our understanding of how to manage water sustainably, both now and in response to future challenges"

29 Nov 2018

Views sought on local issues and quality of life in Scottish communities

"Researchers need to consult practitioners, policy makers, community groups and other stakeholders to identify the most important issues which affect Scotland’s rural areas and small towns"

Events

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