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Land and Communities

Land and Communities

The relationship between our land and people is crucial, particularly at a time when demographic, social, economic and environmental change is being experienced in rural areas across Scotland; from rural towns and their hinterlands, to coastal areas and islands. SEFARI research focuses on the resilience and wellbeing of Scotland’s rural communities and provides vital support and a wider view for other SEFARI work on environment, land-based industries, food and health. SEFARI research is designed to help people living in and using the rural landscape; it helps identify policies which can enhance community wellbeing and resilience; and it considers the role of empowerment, local participation and democracy.

Case Studies

24 Jul 2018

Protecting our soil and securing the way ahead

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

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Blog

15 Nov 2022 - 15:48

Vertical farming - is the sky the limit?

During COP26 the contribution of agriculture and food production to greenhouse gas emissions was discussed and, goals were set to tackle the global challenges of climate change.

19 Aug 2022 - 13:09

Converting the Scottish One Health AMR register into an Online Resource

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest health-threats of modern time.

17 Jun 2022 - 13:51

Agriculture and Food Production: Measures for a Just Transition

Agriculture and food production contribute a large portion of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, account for approximately 20% of the world's total emissions.