Environment, natural resources and agriculture research: strategy 2022 to 2027

We fund a multi-million pound portfolio of research on the environment, natural resources and agriculture. This strategy outlines our vision, priorities and mechanisms for funding the next cycle of research which starts in 2022.

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Annex C: List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

AHDB Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
AMR Antimicrobial resistance
APHA Defra Animal and Plant Health Agency
BBSRC Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
BioSS Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland
CAFS Cleaner Air For Scotland Strategy
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CoE Centre of Expertise
CRF Contract Research Fund
CSA Chief Scientific Advisor for Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
Defra Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid
EA Environment Agency
EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
EU European Union
Euphresco European Phytosanitary Research and Coordination network
FAIR Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability
GBF Global Biodiversity Framework
GHG Greenhouse gas
GIS Geographic Information System
GO-Science Government Office for Science
GVA Gross Value Added
IPBES Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
JNCC Joint Nature Conservation Council
KE Knowledge Exchange
MRPs Main Research Providers
NERC Natural Environment Research Council
NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
OCEA Office of the Chief Economic Adviser
PCN Potato Cyst Nematode
PCR Polymerase chain reaction
PDO Protected Designation of Origin
PGI Protected Geographical Indication
RNA Ribonucleic acid
RRF Responsive Research Fund
RSPB Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
ScotEID Scottish livestock traceability research team
SEFARI Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes
SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency
SG Scottish Government
SOHNAAP Scotland One Health National Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan
SRP Strategic Research Programme
UC Underpinning Capacity
UKRI UK Research and Innovation


Email: helen.m.jones@gov.scot

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