United Kingdom crop production and the natural environment are vulnerable to the introduction of plant diseases. The overall aim of this project is to develop a critical, inter-disciplinary appraisal of the potential impacts of plant diseases (on food and non-food species) on land use and the UK rural economy.
This will be achieved through:
Overall, the project will provide a generic framework for taking a holistic approach to risk analysis, regulation and governance for plant diseases and scenario planning to inform the national response to catastrophic plant disease epidemics.
Findings from this project will be communicated through media channels (including film) in addition to conventional publications and appropriate events.