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.
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.
Supporting small farms and crofts
Taking the message to Holyrood: we do not want to see small farms and crofts forgotten about in this overhaul of rural policy in Scotland.
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.
Taking Agroecology to the Heart of Holyrood
Why a transition to agroecology requires a shift in mindset.
Agroecology – facilitating mindset change
A transition to agroecology will require a shift in mindset for many farmers and crofters.
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.
Pointing the way towards ‘sustainable farming’ for Scotland
We would encourage all farmers, crofters and growers to take part in the Nationa Test Programme.
Royal Highland Show 2022
Keeping agroforestry, organics, biodiversity and climate change at front and centre of discussions.
Post-CAP agricultural policy in Scotland
Looking at the emerging post-CAP agricultural policy north of the border.
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