SEFARI – Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes

SEFARI is the collective of six world-leading Scottish Research Institutes working on Environment, Food, Agriculture, Land Use, Rural Economy, Communities, Animal and Plant Disease, Biodiversity, Nutrition and a lot more – check out our blog and Twitter feeds to stay up to date!

 

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The Beauty of Roots

Roots are rarely seen, but they are important and SEFARI research delves below the surface. Roots hold plants upright and soils in place. They acquire the water and nutrients plants need to grow and, thereby, underpin terrestrial food chains and the nutrition of humans and livestock. They can also be beautiful. To illustrate the beauty … Continue reading The Beauty of Roots

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. This model has to deliver for policy makers, commercial interests and individuals alike – such challenges are shared the world over in the space between research and decision … Continue reading On SEFARI to the Emerald Isle

Showtime!

Or at least Showcase Time… We’re beginning to get a little paranoid at SEFARI HQ. On the day of our first significant set-piece, our launch event, Article 50 was triggered, signalling the start of the formal process for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. On the day of our second major set-piece, a … Continue reading Showtime!

The science behind the food we eat

Since our launch event on 29 March 2017 we’ve been busy delivering against our aspirations for SEFARI research to have a real and positive impact on individual lives – the idea underpinning our strapline of Leading Ideas for Better Lives. All of the Institutes who make up SEFARI contributed to the Edinburgh International Science Festival … Continue reading The science behind the food we eat

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