Crofters are being invited to a free forestry event so that they can hear about the benefits and help available for planting trees as part of their business.
The consultation, ‘Agricultural Transition in Scotland: first steps towards our national policy’ is open until 17 November 2021.
In Agriculture, forestry and fishing in 2020/21 there were 34 fatal injuries, an increase of 13 from the low of 21 seen in the previous year. The five-year average for fatal injuries in this sector is 28.
Farming Matters: “The industry’s very survival is being jeopardised by the proposed trade deal with Australia”
The disastrous impact the looming Australia Trade Deal will have on farming was debated in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 8th of June.
Westminster appears to be entirely comfortable with a tariff-free deal with a country whose standards – chemicals harmful to bees and aquatic ecosystems, the use of paraquat, no review period whatsoever for pesticides – fall way short of our own.
” Employment, the prosperity of rural areas and our high standards should not be jeopardised for the sake a headline-grabbing deal.” Martin Kennedy President NFU Scotland
Scientists in Scotland searching for a high protein vegetable source are examining the possibilities of Apios Americana, the American bean plant.
Mammals, birds and amphibians worldwide have lost on average 18% of their natural habitat range as a result of changes in land use and climate change.
“Scotland’s farmers have served Scotland’s economy and communities for decades if not centuries, and they have always managed to respond and react when needed”
An international survey has been launched to gauge the impact the pandemic Covid-19 has had on women in the food and agriculture sector.