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AUC seek your priorities for agricultural research

AUC want your views on the priorities for agricultural research to help shape a new research strategy for the UK. How can research resources be targeted most effectively? And what role should universities play alongside other research providers?


For the first time, universities across UK the have come together to agree a joint research strategy for agriculture. The Agricultural Universities Council (AUC) represents 16 universities spending an estimated £40 million per year on agricultural research. In a sector dogged by fragmentation and concerns over the impact of research, and at such a crucial and challenging time for farming, we hope that working together in this way is a welcome step.


This survey is for anyone with an interest in agricultural research, including farmers, advisors, business people, campaigners, policy-makers, journalists and researchers. It takes 10-20 minutes.


Please complete the survey here by midnight on the 13th July.


The AUC represents the UK universities that both teach and research agriculture. Other universities, and many specialist institutes and centres, also provide agricultural research. Some of these are already advising this project, and we welcome others interested in joining in.


We encourage you to circulate this survey to any contacts and networks you think might be interested. You can find out more about the AUC and this project here. Other research providers interested in collaborating in this work are invited to contact Professor Tom MacMillan who is leading the project via our contact form.