The Rural Economy and Land Use Programme has a communication plan that sets out how the programme objectives will be achieved through communication of Relu's purpose, work and results, and the active engagement of stakeholders with the programme.

Each award holder must complete a communication plan for their project.
Communication and stakeholder engagement must be a continuous and iterative process, in which stakeholders are engaged as active partners in establishing the priorities and foci of the programme.

Stakeholders are organisations with an interest in the programme. They include the scientific community as well as public, private and voluntary organisations.

The research community is actively engaged in the Relu programme in order to ensure that good research is carried out and to achieve the broader objectives of the programme regarding stakeholder engagement and promoting interdisciplinarity.