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Research Partners

Find details of some of our research partners and commercial affiliates.

  • FarmPath is a three year collaborative research project funded through European Union Framework Seven, running from 1 March 2011 to 28 February 2014. The overall goal of FarmPath is to identify and assess future transition pathways to regionally sustainable agriculture in Europe, and the social and technological innovation needs required to initiate and progress along these pathways.

  • FruitGateway contains a series of websites covering all aspects of soft fruit work at the Institute. It contains FruitBreeding, FruitDisease, FruitNutrition and FruitHealth.


  • Germinate is a generic plant data management system implemented in MySQL and designed to hold passport data and a range of additional data types including molecular markers.

  • The overall goal of GILDED is to identify social, economic, cultural and political changes which could help rural and urban households in Europe consume less energy.

  • HUNT is an interdisciplinary international research project, financed by the EU's 7th Framework program, looking into the wider meaning of hunting in the 21st century.

  • Minerals and clay minerals are encountered in a wide variety of natural and man made materials,  routinely we work with samples of soils, sediments, rocks and industrial mineral raw materials from all over the world.

  • Here you will find all you need to know about, including the range of properties we test for, how to take a soil sample, as well as a list of what it costs. Our service lets you decide when and where to sample.

  • The Hydro Nation International Centre brings together a critical mass of the Scottish water research community to focus on developing talent, promoting innovation, supporting expertise and maximising outcomes that can be applied in any global context.

  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an approach to managing the impact of a crop's pests, pathogens and weeds that achieves environmental and economic sustainability. IPM strategies combine available methods (IPM tools) for monitoring, predicting risk and control of pest, pathogen and weed populations into programmes (IPM toolboxes) where the tools operate synergistically to reduce environmental impact and economic risk.

  • The ISRR brings together scientists from all over the world with a deep interest in roots and their activities, is committed to openness and extends a welcome to all with an interest in this subject.

  • James Hutton Ltd offers scientific services and products to clients in agriculture, food and drink, industry, and environmental science. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the James Hutton Institute, a leading research centre in food security and the environment.

  • An agro-forestry enterprise initiative in Southern Malawi promoting the use of oil-based trees and their products.


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.