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This Research Briefing reports the key findings of research into the spatial dynamics of local food in Scotland, with a particular focus on the marketing channels used by producers and retailers.
The Scottish Government published its Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) Bill on 1st November 2011. This research briefing disucsses the impact the policy would have across different socio-economic groups
This report and marketing guide, unpacks the issue of food security, highlights the positions taken on different sides and provides links to key sources.
All over the world there is a growing concern about increasing food prices and how this may affect access to and affordability of food.
A great deal of public policy and funding is directed at improving health, it is important to track changes in the diet of the population so that advice and interventions can be appropriately targeted
On 7 November 2007 the Scottish Parliament resolved that Scotland should have a national food policy.
This briefing reports recent research to map and analyse the distribution of local food activity in Scotland.
This Research Briefing discusses the consumption of soft fruit such as strawberries and raspberries in Scotland, and that loacality and seasonality need to be accounted when considering 'food miles'
This briefing helps to identify areas of potential market growth for SMEs seeking to use the internet as a marketing channel by providing insights into online food purchasing
This Policy Briefing was development after the Cross Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy meeting discussing issues regarding the food supply chains
Two RPC Associates, Cesar Revoredo-Giha and Andrew Barnes produced this report in conjuction with Scottish Government. As such the RPC is making this work available to the public.
This briefing discusses the results of a study of consumers’ preferences and willingness to pay for organic milk with some useful messages for policy-makers and industry representatives.
This Briefing discusses the challenges and opportunities facing Scotland's food and drink sector, and the policy context in which it operates.
This is a research briefing which focuses on the productivity of the milk processing sector with technical change and efficiency change.
This research briefing describes some of the findings from a Defra funded project on assessing the efficacy of on-farm biosecurity measures for controlling Campylobacter - OZ0625.
This study analysed how demand for fresh fruits in Scotland changes when price and income change.
This research briefings focuses on how food supply chain improvements can reduce food waste from Scottish fruit and vegetable farms
Follow the links below to read our Research Briefs on the topic of Food Futures.
Food Futures sub-categories