The Rural Economy and Land Use programme has the following objectives:


To deliver integrative, interdisciplinary research of high quality that will advance understanding of the social, economic, environmental and technological challenges faced by rural areas and the relationship between them.

Capacity Building

To enhance capabilities for interdisciplinary research on rural issues, between social, natural and biological sciences.

Knowledge Transfer

To enhance the impact of research on rural policy and practice by involving stakeholders in all stages of Relu, including programme development, research activities and communication of outcomes.