SRUC has been involved in R&D for organic farming since the mid 1980's. SRUC Organic Research aims to provide, in partnership with other leaders in the organic farming industry in Europe:
- Excellent inter-disciplinary research addressing key biological, environmental and socio-economic issues in order to improve organic farming system.
- Research which will assist Scotland, the UK and Europe in meeting their commitments to the Organic Action Plan(s).
- Operational research aimed at evaluating the performance of whole-farm systems.
- Targeted field experimentation on SRUC’s organic farms and in partnership with organic farmers across Scotland.