Food & Farming

The Food and Farming Group works to achieve their vision of sustainable agricultural systems that produce supplies of safe healthy food, protect natural resources and enhance wildlife, habitats and cultural heritage, and provide jobs in rural areas, contributing to a diverse rural economy.

The Food and Farming Group has a number of active members, a full list is shown below.

Convener

Pete Ritchie

Vice-convener

Andrew Stark

Staff Liaison

Dan Paris

Latest News

Nature and farming: where next for both?

21 Apr 2022

Farming has profoundly shaped Scotland: our people, our economy, our traditions, our landscapes and our wildlife. Nature is also a key part of Scotland’s identity. In a 2019 survey for Scottish Environment LINK, 94 percent of the Scottish public saw our natural environment as ‘very important’ or ‘quite important’ to both Scotland’s economy and its […]

Farming for the future and food security

17 Mar 2022

The events in Ukraine are shocking and the ongoing acts of aggression against Ukraine and its people are truly terrible. The daily news images are clearly tragic. We all stand in solidarity and support for the people of Ukraine.  The impact on global food production is another pressure on our planet, heaped upon the existential […]

Support for Scottish Government’s Sustainable and Regenerative Farming in Scotland vision statement

03 Mar 2022

On 2 March 2022, the Scottish government published its vision for sustainable and regenerative farming. This vision to be a global leader is a bold one and one that we support. Its delivery will hinge on commitment to transformational change in the way we farm and use land in Scotland and in how we support […]

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