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Collaborative Centres and Major Research Platforms

AgriFood Economics Centre

The AgriFood Economics Centre provides economic expertise in the fields of food, agriculture, fishing and rural development. The Centre, which consists of SLU and Lund University, is a platform for applied research. The aim is to supply government bodies with a solid foundation supporting strategic and long- term policy choices.  www.agrifood.se

  • Animals
  • Society
  • Plants

SLU Ekoforsk - field research on organic production

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) coordinates a programme for field research projects within organic agriculture and horticulture called 'SLU Ekoforsk'. The aim is to improve the knowledge base for the development of crop cultivation, animal husbandry and the production of fruit, berries and vegetables. Projects should contribute to the development of a sustainable production in terms of environmental concerns, animal welfare, resource management, income level and...

  • Animals
  • Plants

SLU Fältforsk

SLU Fältforsk is a joint body created by SLU and other organizations within the agricultural sector. SLU Fältforsk's main objective is to coordinate, develop and secure high quality agricultural field research in Sweden.

  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Agricultural science
  • Soil science
  • Engineering and technology

SLU Future Food

is a platform for research and collaboration to develop knowledge, solutions and innovations aimed at ensuring that the entire food system is characterized by economic, ecological and social sustainability to overcome tomorrow's challenges. The research addresses both plants and animals, from the smallest molecules to global systems.

  • Animals
  • Water
  • Plants

Centre for Biological Control, CBC

We contribute to the development of new knowledge concerning the use of living organisms to control pests and diseases. CBC is a competence driven actor in biological control, both nationally and internationally. 

  • Biology
  • Entomology
  • Agricultural science
  • Earth and environmental sciences
  • Horticultural science
  • Research
  • Plants

SLU Centre for Pesticides in the Environment, CKB

SLU Centre for Pesticides in the Environment (CKB) is a partnership forum within the area of chemical pesticides for researchers at SLU and interested parties outside the university. The Centre focuses mainly on fate and effects in the environment of pesticides used within agriculture.  The purpose of CKB is to develop knowledge that allows the effects of chemical pesticides on the environment to be described and predicted in a reliable way and that this knowledge shall lead to countermeasure...

  • Water
  • Plants

National Inventories of Landscapes in Sweden, NILS

NILS has developed into a national environmental monitoring program umbrella under which a number of monitoring programs are gathered: The basic inventory 2003-2020 Seashores 2009- Grasslands 2020- Descidious forest 2020- The mountain area 2003-2020 NILS is mainly funded by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and an important objective is to provide information for follow-up of the Swedish national environmental objectives and the Natura 2000 network. NILS also contributes data to...

  • Nature

SLU Risk assessment of plant pests

We perform independent analyses which will provide support to the Swedish Board of Agriculture in their effort to counter the damage of non-indigenous pests. 

  • Entomology
  • Molekylära vetenskaper
  • Forest management
  • Forest science
  • Collaboration
  • Plants

SLU Water Forum

Water is essential to life. At SLU more than 400 researchers and experts work with water-related issues, from source to sea. Our knowledge contributes to achieving the global sustainable development goals focusing on water quality, life in water and the human use of water resources.

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolutionsbiologi
  • Fish and aquacultural science
  • Genetics and breeding
  • Climate research
  • Landscape planning and architecture
  • Environmental engineering
  • Natural science
  • Fish and wildlife management
  • Zoology
  • Department of Aquatic Resources
  • Department of Ecology
  • Institutionen för landskapsarkitektur, planering och förvaltning
  • Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
  • International
  • Environmental monitoring and assessment
  • Environmental sciences
  • Agenda 2030
  • SLU Water Forum
  • Water

Wildlife Damage Centre, VSC

The Swedish Wildlife Damage Centre provides information and education about management of protected wildlife, such as large carnivores and large grazing birds.

  • Fish and wildlife management
  • Wild Life Damage Centre
  • Department of Ecology
  • Collaboration
  • Animals
  • Nature
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