SEAMS: Legacy and Outcomes

In this episode, we dis­cussed SEAMS (Sus­tain­abil­i­ty in Edu­ca­tion and Agri­cul­ture using Mix­tures), a four-year project fund­ed by the Esme Fair­bairn Foun­da­tion and coor­di­nat­ed by the James Hut­ton Insti­tute, as the project draws to a close. The project focused on crop mix­tures and aimed to devel­op, pro­mote and imple­ment crop species mix­tures as a sus­tain­able crop pro­duc­tion sys­tem for Scot­land and as a resource for knowl­edge exchange on food pro­duc­tion, agri­cul­tur­al ecol­o­gy and envi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­i­ty. We were joined by the project lead of SEAMS, Rob Brook­er from the James Hut­ton Insti­tute and Thomas Veitch from Sci­ence and Advice for Scot­tish Agri­cul­ture, who was involved in run­ning tri­als as part of the project. In this dis­cus­sion, Rob and Thomas reflect­ed on the pro­jec­t’s out­comes and lega­cy and looked at the next steps for crop mix­tures with­in sus­tain­able crop pro­duc­tion systems.

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