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Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Rural Economy
The Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Rural Economy research group involves many members of staff; its rationale is to promote higher yield and quality food within sustainable agricultural production and social systems.
Research is carried out on our own farms at Harnhill and Coates and on neighbouring farms as appropriate.
The Rural Innovation Centre (RIC), visited at its inception by the RAU's President, HRH The Prince of Wales in Nov 2013, is a £1.2M investment on Harnhill Farm (235ha purchased in 2009 for £2.4M) primarily for practical research, demonstration and knowledge exchange. The Rural Innovation Centre at Harnhill provides on-farm facilities for research projects.
This research group has made submission to the RAE in 2001 and again in 2008, and to the REF in November 2013.