The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs invites applications for its social and economic analyses supporting the implementation of the Great Britain dothistroma needle blight strategy.
The aim of the project is to provide social and economic evidence and analysis to support the implementation of the Great Britain dothistroma needle blight strategy and associated country action plans. The work will therefore inform disease management and help minimise the impacts from dothistroma needle blight. The following key research questions and associated research is necessary: how can stakeholder engagement be improved to better manage DNB and minimise its impacts? What are the main impediments to effective management action and how might these be overcome? What are the costs and benefits of specific management options and actions? The work is expected to start on 1 November 2012 and to last 12 to 18 months.