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Your views needed on the priorities for agricultural research

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.

What should the priorities be for agricultural research?

How can research resources be targeted most effectively? And what role should universities play alongside other research providers?



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 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.


Please circulate to any contacts and networks you think might be interested - we want to here from as many people as possible. 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 Prof. Tom MacMillan via our Contact form.