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Food & Drink Innovation

Food & Drink Innovation

Globally we face significant food security challenges due to population growth, the requirement to live within environmental limits and changing geo-political factors. The need for innovation in the food and drink sector has never been greater, and SEFARI research focuses on innovation through science by reducing food waste, using waste differently, and considering what goes into our food products in the first place – as well as considering the efficiency of the systems which underpin the sector. All of this feeds into the Ambition 2030 growth targets for Scotland’s food and drink. SEFARI collaborates with businesses across the food chain, from farmers and growers, to processors, food companies and supermarkets to help drive the innovation agenda.

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Case Studies

28 Feb 2018

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.


22 Nov 2017 - 00:00

Food Matters go Live!

This week SEFARI is heading down south to London to take part in the UK's only food and drink cross-sector event, called Food Matters Live, which is taking place from 21st - 23rd November 2017 at London’s ExCeL.The free to attend ev

22 Jun 2017 - 00:43

SEFARI at the Royal Highland Show 2017

The Royal Highland Show, taking place over 22nd-25th June at Ingliston Showground, is undoubtedly one of Scotland’s iconic events.

16 May 2017 - 20:54

On SEFARI to the Emerald Isle

SEFARI has a crucial role in ensuring that the right research and expertise gets to the right people, at the right time and in the right format.



19 Jul

Fruit for the Future 2018

Fruit for the Future is one of the James Hutton Institute’s most successful and long-running industry events and is aimed at farmers, agronomists, representatives of the food and drink industries, scientists and others interested in soft fruit.

9 Aug

Potatoes in Practice 2018

Potatoes in Practice is the largest field-based potato event in the UK. The event brings together a variety of demonstrations, research and trade exhibits in one place making it an essential date in the potato industry calendar.