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

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

Protecting our soil and securing the way ahead

A large proportion of the Scottish strategic road network in the Highlands is vulnerable to landslides.

  • Climate and the Environment
  • Land and Communities

Food Reformulation: Making Processed Foods Healthier

This article we will explain some some of the ways we are incorporating healthy ingredients from a variety of sources into recipes to develop novel formulations of foods.

  • Food & Drink Innovation
  • Healthier Foods

Science and Innovation:The Nutrients for Growing a UK Blueberry Industry

Blueberries have gained in popularity amongst UK consumers. Currently UK blueberries supply only 5% of demand and there is a huge opportunity to increase home grown supply. 

  • Food & Drink Innovation
  • Healthier Foods
  • Plant and Animal Health
  • Rural Economy

Blog

30 Jul 2018

The Rural Innovation Support Service

We are delighted that Megan Welford, Farming and Land Use Communications Manager, Rural Innovation Support Service (RISS), can tell us about this new service.

20 Jun 2018

The Royal Highland Show – The Full Picture

Working in research we regularly need to focus on the detail, but it is still important to take a step back and look at the bigger picture - so for this year’s Royal Highland Show we dec

News

3 Aug 2018

Mountain research piques Cabinet Secretary’s interest

SRUC’s Kirkton & Auchtertyre upland research and demonstration farms, near Crianlarich, were recently the focus of a Ministerial visit.

2 Aug 2018

Feed and phenotyping

A special event at Scotland’s only “phenotype farm” has highlighted the importance of feed-intake monitoring.

Events

25 Sep 2018

Antimicrobials and Food Production: Should We Be Worried?

SEFARI is delighted to fund this cross-cutting event bringing together those from the food industry, academics, and policymakers to discuss and raise awareness of ongoing research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in livestock production.

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