Our priorities

One of the strengths of the research undertaken in SRUC is the ability to work and integrate multidisciplinary programmes of work. We need big and sometimes disruptive solutions to answer key local and global challenges, such as those set out in the sustainable development goals for our food systems.

Our thematic priorities focus on addressing the sustainable development goals and the required transitions to get there, by demonstrating to the public and policy makers how technology can make agriculture more sustainable and productive.

An introduction to the Future Food Systems Challenge Centre

Our research process

Our land-based industries not only produce food (and by-products) but are part of an integrated land use strategy delivering natural capital.

We take a systems approach that can effectively address multiple challenges, for example economic, environmental and animal welfare. In partnership with industry we generate knowledge to create safe, sustainable, and new foods chains that deliver healthy diets and support economic growth.

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Research services

Our work addresses health and productivity in animals, animal welfare and crops, promotes low carbon farming and increases farm output through efficiency and innovation.

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Vet & laboratory services

Our leading experts provide support to clients in areas animal disease, diagnosis and surveillance.

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SAC Consulting

Our consultants in 25 offices across Scotland and northern England turn research into advice and advantage for business and public sector alike.

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