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Agriculture and Rural Affairs

hay bale in fieldThe Scottish Government's Agriculture and Rural Affairs Research covers Agricultural Policy, Agricultural Productivity, Animal Health and Welfare, Food and Drink and Rural Society and Economy.

Research on these topics is commissioned by the Scottish Government's Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division (RESAS) as part of it's portfolio of Strategic Research Investment and is largely carried out by it's Main Research Providers (MRPs).

In this section

  • Agricultural Policy

    Research on the design and evaluation of agricultural policy and the environmental impacts of agriculture in Scotland.

  • Agricultural Productivity

    Research and analysis on the activities and outputs of Scottish Agriculture.

  • Animal Health and Welfare

    Research on measuring animal welfare on farms, through to the modelling of disease spread to inform government policy on preventing animal disease outbreaks.

  • Food and Drink

    Food and Drink research and analysis from primary produce, and related issues such as crop disease, to consumer diet and every supply chain link in between.

  • Rural Society and Economy

    Research and advice on the social and economic aspects of communities in rural areas.

  • Links

    Key Agriculture and Rural Affairs stakeholders.

  • Contacts

    How to get in touch.