Work Package 1 - Economics

This work package is being led by Steven Thomson (SRUC)

Scotland's potato industry is worth £250million to the economy and employs over 2000 people. 


To investigate the financial consequences of PCN in Scotland through a detailed economic impact assessment.


Data will be gathered to develop economic profiles of the Scottish seed and ware potato sectors. A model will be developed, using data on potential PCN spread and control options, to estimate the economic costs and benefits of different PCN assumptions on the Scottish potato sector. This WP will be used as a source of information for the DSS (WP 2) and work with WP 8 (Knowledge Exchange) to provide an assessment on implementing PCN control.

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