Environment, Agriculture and Food Strategic Research

The Scottish Government provides around £45 million of funding each year towards a portfolio of strategic Environment, Agriculture and Food Science and Research, and is one of the largest funders of agri-environmental research in UK.

2016-21 overview

Strategy for 2016 - 2021

Research programme 2016-21

The 2016-2021 Environment, Agriculture and Food Strategic Research Programme (SRP) has interdisciplinarity at its core, responding to the need for cross-cutting evidence to inform policy. The Programme involves increased collaboration, co-ordination and networking across scientific disciplines, between Main Research Providers (MRPs) and the Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) of Scotland and through partnership working with other UK funders of research.

There are three Themes to the SRP: Natural Assets, Productive and Sustainable Land Management and Rural Economies, and Food, Health and Wellbeing. Each Theme contains four Work Packages which in turn contain a number of Research Deliverables, developed through discussions between the MRPs, stakeholders, and the Scottish Government.