Research and analysis

Defra group areas of research interest

Defra group areas of science, evidence and analysis research interest.


Defra group areas of research interest: March 2017

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This publication sets out the collective high level areas of research interest across the Defra group. The Defra group includes the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and it’s agencies and public bodies, including the Environment Agency, RPA and Natural England.

These important research questions for the Defra group have been published, in part, as response to Sir Paul Nurse’s review of the UK Research Councils. The review recommended enhancing communication of government research priorities.

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You can also read Defra’s statement of rural research priorities.

Published 27 March 2017