Publication - Strategy/plan

Rural Affairs, Food and Environment Research Strategy for 2016 - 2021

Published: 13 Feb 2015

This strategy sets out the principles and processes behind the investment the Scottish Government will make in research for the Rural Affairs, Food and Environment portfolio from 2016 to 2021.

Rural Affairs, Food and Environment Research Strategy for 2016 - 2021


  1. A UK Strategy for Agricultural Technologies, July 2013 -
  2. Scottish Marine Science Strategy 2010 - 2015 and Science and Innovation Strategy for Forestry in Great Britain.
  3. Coordinated Agenda for Marine Environment & Rural Affairs Science - the CAMERAS partner organisations are: Food Standards Agency Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Marine Science Scotland, Rural and Environment Science & Analytical Services (RESAS), Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Water and Scottish Natural Heritage.
  4. Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS), Moredun Research Institute (MRI), Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health (RINH) within the University of Aberdeen and the James Hutton Institute (JHI).
  5. Interdisciplinary is used here to describe activities that place an emphasis on joint working, bringing the perspectives of different disciplines together to yield distinctly new, common frameworks and approaches to research problems.
  6. The term transdisciplinary is used here to describe an approach that integrates a wider range of perspectives, including those of stakeholders and non-academics, to address a common problem.
  7. Government/policy makers/implementers; commercial business, the public (including schools and other sectors across the community); other stakeholders (includes farmers, land based industries, health care professionals etc.) and also the scientific community.


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