Our Farming and Land Use team run three programmes of work throughout Scotland
We work with Farmers, Growers, Crofters and Land Managers to build their knowledge and skills to ensure productive, profitable, innovative and sustainable agriculture.
We run knowledge sharing and skills events, innovation groups, workshops, demonstrations, field labs and offer advice, support and signposting for all farmers, not just organic, but anyone who wants to manage their land in a more sustainable way.
Future Farming Scotland
Future Farming Scotland supports farmers, land managers and crofters across Scotland who are interested in productive and profitable farming and land use by using low-input and sustainable approaches. Future Farming Scotland is helping farmers to build financial and environmental resilience in a changing climate.
Read our Future Farming Scotland evaluation summary here
Farming with Nature
We help farmers and land managers to find the win-wins for business and the environment. To work with nature and farm in a more sustainable way, while retaining or improving productivity, efficiency and profitability.
Read our interim Farming with Nature report here
A bottom-up approach to rural innovation in Scotland. We’ve partnered with SAC Consulting, SAOS and Scotland Food & Drink to deliver the Rural Innovation Support Service, bringing together land managers (farmers, foresters and crofters) and other key stakeholders to innovate solutions to rural business challenges.
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Funding for Future Farming Scotland is made available through the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.
Funding for Farming with Nature is made available through SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union) with partner funding from Scottish Water and RSPB Scotland.
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