Developing Strategies for Profitable, Sustainable Agricultural Frameworks and Food Security
Programme 1 forms part of the Scottish Government's Rural and Environment Research and Analysis Directorate (RERAD) research commissioned from the Main Research Providers (MRPs). The current research strategy runs from 2005 – 2010.
Programme 1 research aims to develop and implement strategies to deal with sustainable agriculture and food security, taking on board the need to mitigate/adapt to climate change and to protect biodiversity.
The research addresses three primary objectives:
- genetics for sustainablility
- plant pathology for sustainable crop production
- designing crops for sustainable production.
This large, multi-disciplinary and output-orientated programme is being delivered by plant, microbe and environmental scientists working together with mathematicians, statisticians, economists and social scientists from:
- SCRI (Scottish Crop Research Institute)
- The Macaulay Institute
- SAC (Scottish Agricultural College)
- BioSS (Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland).
Programme 1 co-ordinator
- Professor Howard Davies, SCRI