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Theme 2: Productive and Sustainable Land Management and Rural Economies


Research within this Theme builds on the existing scientific evidence base to strengthen the performance and sustainability of agricultural systems in Scotland. As part of that research, Theme investigators will be working to better understand how land can be managed for greater societal benefit and explore how rural industries, including agriculture, can best adapt to key future challenges.

Work Packages

The Work Packages within this Theme are:

Financial Allocation

2017-2018: £17.5m

MRP Theme Co-ordinator

Professor Mike Hutchings, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)


Full tender document (pdf file)