is a research and consultancy team based in the Department
of Biological and Environmental Sciences (part of the School
of Life and Medical Science) and affiliated to the Geography,
Environment and Agriculture subject group at the University of
Hertfordshire. Specialising in agri-environmental science and
whole farm sustainability assessments, AERU's general objectives are to
encourage sound environmental practices on farms and to enhance the
reputation and competitiveness of the UK agricultural and food industry.
was established in 1994 in order to develop the award winning
Environmental Management for Agriculture (EMA) software. Since then the
Unit has completed a wide variety of research, consultancy and
technology transfer projects funded by central and local government,
the European Union and UK industry. These include developing software
for pesticide fate evaluations, energy efficiency in greenhouses and
agri-environmental auditing and risk assessments, policy development,
green taxes and primary production assurance. We have undertaken
projects for most sectors within the industry including arable,
livestock, horticulture and rural development.
now has a small team of staff dedicated to assisting industry
stakeholders with the adoption of best practice techniques so as to
benefit both the sustainability of their businesses and the environment.
our core business is agriculture and horticulture, our skills and
experience encompass a much wider remit. This includes environmental
impact assessment and auditing (previous projects include site
assessments, planning and regulatory assessment of new chemicals and
drugs), and material flows and balancing (used in energy, water and
waste efficiency assessments).
us if you would like to discuss any projects where you think
our skills and services may be applicable.