SEFARI – Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes

SEFARI aims to deliver ‘Leading Ideas for Better Lives’, reflecting that publicly funded research in Scotland must ultimately deliver positive impact for individuals, whether in Scotland or elsewhere.

As a collective, we collaborate to deliver the Scottish Government funded Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021 on agriculture, environment, food and land.

Case Studies

Diversity in the Mix: The benefits of biodiversity for sustainable crop production

We are currently facing three major global challenges: climate change, biodiversity loss and the development of sustainable food production systems.

  • Climate and the Environment
  • Agriculture

Environmental Indicators: Nature Showing Us the Bigger Picture

The Scottish Government is currently responding to a multitude of grand and complex environmental challenges, such as biodiversity loss and climate change.

  • Climate and the Environment

Peatbog restoration in Scotland – How to care for Cinderella

In this project we looked at what makes people care about peatland restoration.

  • Climate and the Environment

Reflecting on Islands Revival and Introducing Research on the Edge

2019 was an important year for Scotland's islands, with the development of The National Islands Plan, an increased focus on

  • SEFARI Gateway
  • Land and Communities
  • Rural Economy

Blog

4 Feb 2020

Innovative New Tool: Food swapping for healthier and more sustainable diets

Despite national dietary guidelines, our typical diet still contains too many calories, saturated fat, salt and sugar, whilst having insufficient amounts of fibre, fruits, vegetables and fish.

News

27 Mar 2020

Delivering food security and health for East Africa through resilient potatoes

"Within this project, we aim to identify climate-resilient and disease-resistant potato varieties tailored to potato production systems in Kenya and Malawi"

23 Mar 2020

Water and the Climate Crisis: new OOSKAnews Audience session available

"Scotland's Hydro Nation Vision builds on the recognition that water is of central importance to the economy of Scotland, both as a sector in its own right and as a critical resource in Scotland’s manufacturing, agriculture, food and drink, tourism and energy sectors"

Events

30 Oct 2020

6th World One Health Congress

Bridging One Health Science and Global Health Security Policy.

30 Sep 2020

A3 SCOTLAND 2020 Conference

A3 Scotland 2020 is an inaugral not-for-profit conference for the Animal Health, Agritech and Aquaculture (AAA) sectors to encourage innovation, investment and collaboration.

7 Sep 2020

Food & Drink Expo 2020

One of the UK’s largest and most well-respected food and drink focused trade exhibitions, Food & Drink Expo is a biennial event for the grocery, food service, wholesale, manufacturing and speciality retail markets.

 

31 Mar 2020

Make Space for Nature

POSTPONED - Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) are holding a series of events to showcase work to improve Scotland’s nature and highlight the pressures facing our habitats and species.

Twitter

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16 hours ago

Great to 'virtually' catch-up with many of our cross-institute comms colleagues today and share our #LeadingIdeas, there is still plenty to be done #TogetherWeCan #StayHomeSaveLives https://t.co/BCzkICpUQX

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16 hours ago

RT @ScotGovFairer: Volunteer sign-ups to help during the #coronavirus pandemic have now topped 5⃣0⃣,0⃣0⃣0⃣ through the new Scotland Cares c…

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