The Future of Scottish Agriculture – establishing a new social contract between land managers and Scottish citizens.
Farming in Scotland is in a sharp cyclical downturn and short-term targeted support may be needed to keep some farms going. This must also be an opportunity for a proper debate about the future of farming. High standards of environmental management and animal welfare are part of the solution not part of the problem. Scottish Environment LINK calls for a new social contract between farmers and citizens of Scotland, one of mutual benefit, respect and value. Key to this new social contract is agroecological production, leadership in public procurement and a focus on short supply chains. Read the full briefing at LINKAGRIBriefing