The Scottish Government are looking for your views on and priorities for future mid to long term research across plant and animal health, sustainable food system and supply, human impacts on the environment, natural resources, rural futures
This research portfolio is one of the largest for agri-environment research in the UK and represents a globally distinct investment in and capability for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research.
The Scottish Government are currently developing a new strategy for the next cycle of research (2022-2027). The Consultation Questionnaire is available on the Scottish Government's Consultation hub. The deadline for views closes on the 14th of December 2020.
SEFARI delivers the current Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021 on agriculture, environment, food and land, providing direct and tangible benefits across diverse issues, including:
- Plant and Animal Health
- Rural Economy
- Land and Communities
- Climate and the Environment
- Food and Drink Innovation
- Healthier Foods
- Science Education
Scotland’s Centres of Expertise are also partners in delivering the research portfolio and work at the interface between policy and research, and provide responsive work on issues related to climate, water, animal disease outbreaks and plant health. The Centres draw upon the expertise of some SEFARI researchers and others from research and academic institutions across Scotland.