SEFARI is a unique collective delivering world class and distinctive research across environment, land, food, agriculture and communities – all topics which affect how we live our lives, in Scotland and beyond.
SEFARI stands for Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes and represents six Research Institutes, each with their own global capability, expertise and reputation.
These six Institutes are:
Together we deliver the Scottish Government funded Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021 (SRP) on agriculture, environment, food and land and work alongside the Scottish Centres of Expertise on climate, water, animal disease and plant health.
SEFARI was launched by the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on 29 March 2017. There was further establishment of our brand at a showcase event in the Scottish Parliament on 18 April 2017.