Tag: Farm for Scotland’s Future

Scottish government must do more to reduce farming emissions to meet Net Zero

18 Apr 2024

A coalition of leading environment charities has called on the Scottish government to do more to cut emissions from farming following today’s announcement that the government will weaken its 2030 climate targets.  The charities, members of Scottish Environment LINK, say they are deeply concerned by the changes to the targets. They have welcomed the focus […]

Farm funding plan must change to meet climate and nature targets, say campaigners

11 Dec 2023

The Scottish Government must take a much more ambitious approach to reforming agriculture policy and funding if it is to meet its own climate and nature targets, campaigners have said. Ministers have indicated that the new system of farm funding will mimic the current decades-old system that sees large landowners disproportionately benefit from government payments. […]

Environment charities welcome Agriculture and Rural Communities Bill and call for radical change to farm funding

03 Oct 2023

Environment charities have welcomed the publication on Friday of Scotland’s Agriculture and Rural Communities Bill, and have called on the Scottish government to introduce a radical new farm funding system to help the industry reduce climate emissions and restore biodiversity.   The charities, who launched the Farm for Scotland’s Future campaign in 2022 alongside farmers’ groups, want […]

New report reveals Scottish farming must adapt to reflect climate change and nature loss

11 May 2023

The way we fund our farms is making climate change worse and risks our food security, according to a significant new report – which campaigners say makes the case for a radical approach to the upcoming Agriculture Bill.  Farm for Scotland’s Future: the case for change sets out how the Scottish government’s forthcoming Agriculture Bill […]

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