Animal and Agriculture Research Centre
Creating sustainable futures
Urbanisation has changed the relationship between people, animals and surrounding rural and urban areas. Our cross-disciplinary research themes focus on providing answers to challenges that have arisen as a result:
- Agriculture in Society: We’re finding new ways to connect food production with consumers and city dwellers, integrating food as part of healthy, prosperous and sustainable communities.
- The Wildlife Continuum: We’re protecting our UK wildlife through re-wilding with minimal human disruption, encouraging biodiversity in line with natural dynamics.
- Animals in our Care: We’re understanding and optimising the health and wellbeing of the animals that humans are responsible for, through animal-centred and ethical decision-making.
We ask the right questions, examining animal and agricultural industries through an expert lens to find practical solutions to real-life problems.
Our 360-hectare campus is home to a commercial farm, over 70 different species of animals, and a wildlife haven supporting woodland, meadow and lake habitats. It provides the perfect base for real-world research.
A dynamic team, extensive facilities and valuable research collaborations across the globe enable us to make a difference where it matter, lobbying for evidence-based policies and practices to achieve positive outcomes for all.