We operate as a focus for research in rural policy, informing and contributing to policy debates through conducting research projects, issuing regular briefings (based on relevant research and recent policy developments) and organising high profile events. Spanning SRUC, we engage with staff from all divisions - Corporate, Education, Consulting and Research.

In the future we are looking to develop stronger relationships with external partners and stakeholders. Our activities cover a broad range of different issues including CAP Reform, agricultural innovation and productivity, animal welfare, climate change and low carbon, food and drink and community development.