Welcome

SFSA logoThe Scottish Food Security Alliance contributes solutions to the complex issues surrounding food security by combining scientific excellence with relevance. Our complementary expertise in food systems, plant, soil and environment research will deliver the knowledge required to sustain healthy diets whilst meeting the challenges on crop production imposed by changing climates and increasing pressures on land and natural resources.

By linking our basic, strategic and applied science we will build the pipelines required to generate the knowledge, tools and products that will make a difference. Key to this translational approach are our existing and developing knowledge exchange networks and partnerships with stakeholders in the academic, industrial and policy communities.

The Alliance provides a vibrant, interactive hub for collaboration and training opportunities, with the resources and state-of-the art facilities required to stimulate excellence and support career development in challenging areas of research and development with global significance.

PhD Studentships for Entry in October 2014

Projects will be supervised by an inter-disciplinary team of academic staff under the activity of three pillars: Plant Crop Science, Plant-Soil Interface and Food Systems.

Further information and application guidance can be found here.

We Focus Our Activity Around Three Pillars

Rice FieldsPlant Crop Science

Translation of our basic research on crops into products and production systems

Rice rootsPlant-Soil Interface

Plant-soil-microbe interactions to enhance nutrient stocks and nutrient use efficiency

Sampling cropsFood Systems

Environmental and social factors that enable a sustainable and secure supply of safe, nutritious, affordable and high-quality food