SEFARI aims to deliver ‘Leading Ideas for Better Lives’, reflecting that publicly funded research in Scotland is delivering a positive impact for policy, business and public users, whether in Scotland or elsewhere.
The six institutes that comprise SEFARI deliver world class research in their own right, building on their distinct expertise, partnerships and reputations that extend across the globe.
As a collective, we collaborate to deliver the Scottish Government funded Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021 (SRP) on agriculture, environment, food and land. Through this Programme, the Scottish Government invests £250m of funding over five years to tackle issues across a broad and diverse portfolio of work, including:
- Plant and Animal Health
- Rural Economy
- Land and Communities
- Climate and the Environment
- Food and Drink Innovation
- Healthier Foods
- Science Education
We take the need to exchange our research findings and expertise with policy, business and public users very seriously. The SEFARI Gateway works to improve the flow of research and expertise, ensuring it gets to the right people, at the right time, in the right format; the Gateway also seeks to lift the lid on why research is commissioned, how it is used (or not) by diverse audiences and feed this back to our researchers.