Scientists and Governments throughout the world are in agreement about the facts of man-made climate change and the need to take action. We want Scotland to be a world-class producer of high-quality food: sustainably, profitably and efficiently in environmental and economic terms.
The farming and food production sector is key to achieving this ambition, however, the unique nature of Scotland’s land must be taken into account.
With only 8% of agricultural land being considered “prime land” which is capable of supporting wide range of crops and the majority of the remaining land is classified as “rough grazing” which is land with severe limitations on what it can support and produce, our focus needs to be on maximising the efficiency of food production.
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