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Agroecology in Scotland
- Nature and climate-friendly farming
- Fewer pesticides and nitrogen-based fertilisers
- A focus on soil health
- Support for agroforestry and organic farming
- More grass-fed, less grain-fed livestock
- Support for growing more fruit, vegetables and pulses
- Mixed, resilient supply chains
- Farmer-led innovation
Read more from Soil Association Scotland on agroecology and what it means for Scotland.
Is it time to talk about dietary change?
A missing element in the political discourse around the climate and nature emergencies is a nuanced debate on dietary change.
Biofach – Europe leading the way on organic
In Scotland, we have a clear commitment to grow the sector by doubling the amount of land managed organically by 2026.
AECS funding and organic farming support
The commitment to continued AECS funding for 2023 – and ongoing recognition of the need to support organic farming – is very welcome.
A busy week in politics, but time to focus on Ag Bill consultation
It is more important than ever that farmers, crofters, growers engage with the government consultation on a new Agriculture Bill.
New FM must regain spirit of COP26
It is time to deliver on the promises made for Scotland to be a Good Food Nation and to restore nature and biodiversity.
2022 in review
A transition to agroecological farming and land use is required alongside a dietary shift to less but better meat and more vegetables, fruit and pulses.
Soil Association Scotland view on the Agriculture Bill consultation
The long-term sustainability of Scottish food production, and our food security, depends upon a shift to more resilient, nature-friendly systems.
Taking Agroecology to the Heart of Holyrood
Why a transition to agroecology requires a shift in mindset.
How nature-friendly farming is good for business
Hear from farmers who've worked with us on how agroecological farming has been good for profit as well as planet.
Higher output with regenerative grazing
At Barnside Farm, Charley and Andrea Walker are using rotational grazing and habitat management to farm with nature rather than fight against it.
Integrating farming and forestry
Gascoigne Farm, near Biggar in the Borders, explain how trees have improved their farm business
Farming for wildlife and biodiversity
Peelham Farm is striking a balance between agricultural productivity and increasing biodiversity
"Nature-friendly farming is good for business"
Bruce McConachie says nature shows him how well he's farming, which is good for the land and for the business.