18 May 2020
NSA and Moredun 'iceberg' disease webinars: The problem of subclinical disease lurking beneath the surface
In this blog, Chris Cousens and Craig Watkins (Moredun Research Institute) explain more about a series of webinars they are delivering with the National Sheep Association (NSA) and SRUC. The focus of these webinars is on “iceberg” diseases, those which often go unnoticed or unreported but have significant effects on sheep flocks.
11 May 2020
Soils and Crofting Resources: Diversity is Key to Life
In this blog, Professor Lorna Dawson outlines why soil is so important and how she has been involved in creating a range of online, free to access, educational resources on soils - focussing in particular on the soils of the crofts.
1 May 2020
How to be a nutritionist when you have no one to feed
During the COVID-19 crisis SEFARI research institutes are not able to conduct human nutrition trials but that doesn’t mean we can’t find other ways to help.
24 Apr 2020
In this blog we discuss our new project called Diet Detectives, which is supported by SEFARI Gateway's Responsive Opportunity Fund.
21 Apr 2020
Modelling for Pandemic Preparedness: A Need for a One Health Approach
The UK government stated strategy is to manage the COVID-19 pandemic “led by the science”. However, calls for more transparency about what this really means are getting louder.
17 Apr 2020
Accessible Education Resources – Coming Soon
Online educational activities and resources are needed more than ever at the moment to help with home schooling. In this blog, find out how SEFARI is trying to help by making our educational resources more accessible and discover a few of our activities on food, agriculture and the environment that are either available now or are coming very soon.
17 Feb 2020
Reviewing Ecological Focus Areas: A Cross Pollination of Ideas
17 Feb 2020
Community gardens: Providing shoots of support but not alleviating the root causes of food poverty
Are urban community food growing projects the answer to the problem of food poverty and the seemingly eve
4 Feb 2020
Innovative New Tool: Food swapping for healthier and more sustainable diets
Despite national dietary guidelines, our typical diet still contains too many calories, saturated fat, salt and sugar, whilst having insufficient amounts of fibre, fruits, vegetables and fish.
19 Dec 2019
Understanding Eating Practices In Scotland
Promoting more healthful food practices is a central goal for policy makers and health professionals in many high-income countries.