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.
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.
Royal Highland Show 2022
Trees, organics and biodiversity at Royal Highland Show.
Post-CAP agricultural policy in Scotland
Looking at the emerging post-CAP agricultural policy north of the border.
Don't split farming and nature
It doesn't have to be sustainable intensification versus rewilding: farming with nature.
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.
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.
Pointing the way towards ‘sustainable farming’ for Scotland
Soil Association Scotland would encourage all farmers, crofters and growers to take part in the National Testing Programme.
Taking Agroecology to the Heart of Holyrood
Why a transition to agroecology requires a shift in mindset.
Nature-friendly farm support
The importance of AECS funding in Scotland, including for organic farming.
Agroecology – facilitating mindset change
A transition to agroecology will require a shift in mindset for many farmers and crofters.
Scotland's Ag Bill could go further
The Bill should set a direction for future farming support, helping farmers meet net zero and biodiversity challenges.
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