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.
Don't split farming and nature
It doesn't have to be sustainable intensification versus rewilding. Farming with nature is a third way.
What have the Amazon fires got to do with Scotland?
They are linked to us here in Scotland and Europe, because those forests are being cleared so that we can fill our bellies.
The two ways Scotland can reach net zero
This IS a climate emergency, and there are two main ways Scotland can tackle it: food and farming.
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