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Centre for Evidence Based Agriculture

Current and Past Projects

Highlighted projects

The projects that we carry out in the CEBA span a broad range of topics and utilise a variety of different evidence collation and synthesis methods. These selected projects highlight the variety of some of our ongoing projects. A more comprehensive list of current and recent projects can be viewed using the links in the 'projects list' area below.

Evidence for the impact of neonicotinoid insecticides on the environment, mitigation measures and the potential environmental and economic consequences of not using this class of products
Aim: produce a searchable systematic map database, narrative report, and summary document of the available evidence. 
Type of project: systematic map
Funders: John Oldacre Foundation, Mistra EviEM
Partner: Mistra EviEM
Purpose: to inform European policy and research.
 
Food waste management in the food retail sector
Aim: systematic map forms part of the 3-year €8m Horizon 2020 AgroCycle project addressing the recycling and valorisation of waste from the agri-food sector
Type of project: systematic map
Funders: European Commission and Peoples Republic of China
Lead Organisation: University College Dublin
Partner: Harper Adams University & 24 other partners
Purpose:  Inform strategies used in the retail food sector for managing food waste. 
 
Potato Gap Analysis: Identifying the future crop protection needs for the potato crop
Aim:  identify gaps in potato crop protection across the sector, for a wide range of targets in the growing crop and storage.
Type of project: gap analysis
Purpose: Inform crop protection research priorities and integrated pest management strategies in the sector. 
Funder: Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.
 
Organics – Establishing the strategic framework.
Aim: assess the existing evidence base on the environmental and socio-economic impacts of organic production systems compared to conventional, of relevance to Scotland
Type of project: Rapid Evidence Assessment and analysis of survey data
Purpose: To inform Scottish organic policy
Funder: Scottish Government  Partner: James Hutton Institute
 

Projects list

Listed below is a selection of current and past projects involving the CEBA:

Current and past PhD projects

Examples of undergraduate and MSc student projects

  • What evidence is there that the utilisation of catch crops can reduce nitrate leaching in temperate Europe?
  • The environmental impacts of outdoor pig production - a systematic review of the evidence

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