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Natural Economy

Scotland Office Minister visits Barony

Scotland Office Minister John Lamont visited SRUC to see how digital innovation funded by more than £21 million of UK Government investment is helping to grow the rural economy.…

  • SRUC
  • 15/02/2024
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Embracing Industrial Strategy: Pioneering High-Value Manufacturing in Food and Drink

With a UK General Election expected this year, industrial policy – the concept of direct government intervention to boost particular sectors of the economy – is moving into the spotlight.…

  • Wayne Powell
  • 30/01/2024
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African project wins SRUC’s Enterprise Challenge competition

An Edinburgh student looking to improve food systems in Africa has been named overall winner of the annual Enterprise Challenge competition run by SRUC.…

  • SRUC
  • 29/01/2024
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£500k project explores use of seaweed in chicken feed

SRUC is involved in a pioneering initiative to revolutionise poultry feed production by exploring the viability of a highly coveted red seaweed as a sustainable substitute for soybean meal in UK chicken feed.…

  • SRUC
  • 18/12/2023
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SRUC joins new centre tackling food security and climate change

Scientists from SRUC will carry out research into plant breeding and animal nutrition to increase productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of a new centre announced by UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.…

  • SRUC
  • 21/11/2023
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Productivity & Prosperity in the Natural Economy

How to properly capture what we value for society and the natural economy in our understanding of productivity, was a key theme that emerged from the presentations and round-the-table discussion at the latest of SRUC’s dinner debates, held under the auspices of the Alliance for the Natural Economy at the Farmers Club in Whitehall on 9 November 2023.…

  • Dr Susannah Bolton
  • 20/11/2023
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New partnership offers carbon literacy accreditation to future-proof agricultural, food and land-based businesses.

A new, innovative partnership is set to deliver opportunities for people operating in the agricultural, food and drink, and land-based sectors to gain a recognised qualification in carbon literacy to future proof their business and support Scotland’s net-zero ambitions.…

  • SRUC
  • 20/11/2023
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Entrepreneurial Spirit: Powering Scotland’s rural economy through innovation

SRUC’s mission is to foster a campus environment where entrepreneurial skills are not only taught but also become deeply integrated into the fabric of rural enterprise.…

  • Wayne Powell
  • 13/11/2023
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SRUC Vet School at the London Vet Show 2023

SRUC will be showcasing its new School of Veterinary Medicine at the upcoming London Vet Show, one of the biggest of its kind in the UK, this month. …

  • SRUC
  • 09/11/2023
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Farmers’ handbook highlights volatile farm output prices

Price levels for the main farm outputs have been volatile in the last year according to the latest edition of the Farm Management Handbook. …

  • SRUC
  • 25/10/2023
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Remembering a giant of the Green Revolution

In the wake of his recent death at the grand age of 98, the New York Times obituary for Professor MS Swaminathan labelled him the “scientist who helped conquer famine in India”.…

  • Wayne Powell
  • 09/10/2023
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Cumbria’s dairy kitchen opens its doors

A bespoke new food and drink facility has been launched at the Appleby Creamery in Cumbria to support new product development and business growth in the dairy sector.…

  • SRUC
  • 03/10/2023
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