SEFARI is the collective of six Scottish world-leading Research Institutes working across the spectrum of environment, land, food, agriculture and communities – all topics which affect how we live our lives, in Scotland and beyond.
The name itself stands for Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes, but that doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of the research, or where it has impact. This blog will help to lift the lid on this crucial work.
The collective strength of SEFARI allows delivery of strategically important research. This includes the Scottish Government’s Strategic Research Programme – whilst this might sound a bit dry, actually it delivers £250m of funding over five years to tackle issues including animal and plant disease, agricultural practices, crop research, community resilience, climate change, soil stability, water resources, nutrition, and food.
SEFARI is made up of:
- Moredun Research Institute;
- Scotland’s Rural College;
- The James Hutton Institute;
- Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh;
- Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland;
- The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen.
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