SEFARI – Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes

SEFARI is the collective of six world-leading Scottish Research Institutes working on Environment, Food, Agriculture, Land Use, Rural Economy, Communities, Animal and Plant Disease, Biodiversity, Nutrition and a lot more.

Case Studies

Make Innovation Happen: Helping Food and Drink Businesses Succeed

SEFARI is an important partner in ‘Make Innovation Happen’, which is an initiative coordinated by the Scotland Food and Drink Partnership.

  • Food & Drink Innovation
  • Rural Economy

The Health Benefits of Dietary Fibre

SEFARI scientists are investigating the potential benefits of supplementary soluble indigestible fibres for promoting healthy weight loss.

  • Healthier Foods

Assessing the Importance of Trees for the Wider Environment

Recently there has been a rapid increase in the spread and number of non-native tree pests and pathogens around the world.

  • Climate and the Environment

Maximising the Benefits of Peatland Restoration: Right Place, Right Time and Best Practice

Scotland has committed to peatland restoration as part of its array of policies to tackle climate change.

  • Climate and the Environment

Blog

19 Mar 2018

A Troubling Demographic Legacy for Scotland’s Sparsely Populated Areas

Recent scholarship suggests that the popular narrative of the Highland clearances, which looms large in Scotland’s cultural identity, is to some extent a late nineteenth and twentieth century myth.  Much of the out-migration, especially in the early phases, seems to have been voluntary, or at least unopposed.

1 Mar 2018

A SEFARI ‘surf & turf’ roadtrip

Despite the inclement weather forecast, two intrepid SEFARI scientists braved the elements to attend a ‘Pig Summit’ organised by the Scottish Pig Producers Organisation (SPPO) in Perth on 6th Dec., and the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) Technical Meeting in

News

24 Apr 2018

The genomes are out of the bottle

World-leading livestock scientists from Scotland’s Rural College are set to give vets the lowdown on genomics to give them the knowledge that farmers need to optimise their breeding decisions.

23 Apr 2018

SRUC match raises £9k for Doddie’s charity

Nearly £9,000 was raised for Doddie Weir’s MND charity in a special rugby match that saw the ‘old boys’ of Scotland’s Rural College enjoy a convincing win over SRUC’s Edinburgh Agrics student team.

Events

25 Apr 2018

Next Steps for Tackling Obesity in Scotland - Holyrood Event

This one day event will examine the future policy actions required to tackle Scotland’s obesity problem, following the conclusion of ‘A Healthier Future – Action, Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight’ consultation as we look ahead to the imminent Scottish Government strategy.  This event is organised by 

28 Apr 2018

Equine Grass Sickness Research Conference

To mark the 30th Anniversary of the Moredun Foundation Equine Grass Sickness Fund, Moredun Research Institute are holding a conference to hear from the key scientists involved in equine grass sickness research and ask the important question ‘where next?’

23 May 2018

The 18th BioDundee International Conference - 'New perspectives, new opportunities: Life Sciences and Healthcare'

This Conference represents a wide spectrum of life science interests in and around the city of Dundee, from the ‘red end’ of medical sciences to the ‘green end’ with plant and crop science. This year's accompanying Networking Reception and Gala Dinner will have a murder mystery theme.

30 May 2018

NSA Scotsheep - Moredun

NSA Scotsheep is Scotland's one-day premier event and is an important one in the calendar for sheep producers in Scotland, North of England & Ireland.

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RT @mariannanarf: #LeadingIdeas Please join us at the @SEFARIscot funded event on : Antimicrobials and Food production: Should we be worrie…

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