Science for Defra: Excellence in the application of evidence

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Alice Milner - Organiser

A two-day Defra-Royal Society conference to bring together academics, government scientists and policymakers for collaborative discussion about how science and technology can best inform environmental, food and rural policy.
The conference showcased the best in both academic and government science, identified evidence gaps and research priorities, and encouraged dialogue between academic and policy communities. The conference covered a range of Defra’s areas of interest, including food and farming, animal health, environmental quality, and the provision of services from the natural environment.
The programme included presentations showcasing the application of evidence across Defra’s areas of interest, and panel discussions about the potential for scientific advances to identify and tackle policy challenges. Forward looking workshop sessions considered priorities and trade-offs over the next 25 years. Sessions were collaborative and encouraged participants to explore ideas beyond their usual academic or policy interests. The conference was an opportunity to develop excellence in the application of evidence to policymaking, and identified lessons for other government departments.
29 Apr 201730 Apr 2017

Science for Defra: Excellence in the application of evidence

Duration29 Apr 201730 Apr 2017

Event: Other

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