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.
Video: Harvesting heat from the ground – Ground source heat pumps
Ground source heat pumps take low-grade energy in the form of heat from the ground and, with a heat exchange unit, convert it into a more usable form of energy…read more >
Video: UK Climate Projections 2018: What it tells us & what we can do
The UK Climate Projections produced at the end of 2018 provide the most comprehensive picture yet of how our climate might change over the next century. This is the first…read more >
Slurry lagoons – more than just a hole in the groundFebruary 6, 2019
Planning ahead for sustainable plant healthNovember 12, 2018
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