We are helping more farmers across Scotland take up agroecology and regenerative practices in 2022, in partnership with Nourish Scotland, the Nature Friendly Farming Network, Pasture for Life and the Landworkers Alliance.
FFCC is exploring how agroecology and its regenerative practices can provide long-term benefits, such as improving land productivity, more resilient farming systems and valuing farming as a force for change.
We are hearing from farmers and crofters across Scotland, many of whom are taking up agroecology in order to grow sustainable and resilient farm businesses. It shows how these farmers share their skills and knowledge with new entrants, and points to key ways in which government can support and resource more farmers take up agroecology.
The research, funded by FFCC and the James Hutton Institute through SEFARI Gateway in collaboration with Soil Association Scotland and SAOS, will be published in early 2022.
This Scottish Vision for Agroecology workshop, part of our Routes to Action series across UK nations, explored the challenges and opportunities of a transition to agroecology in Scotland.
The first report from our Scotland inquiry, A Scotland Field Guide for the Future, gathered stories from people and organisations making real changes on the ground, and showed how government, businesses, groups and citizens are working together to improve the environment and the public’s health and wellbeing.
FFCC's Scotland inquiry has engaged with partners and stakeholders to convene collective leadership around important issues in Scotland, following the publication of A Scottish Field Guide for the Future. Through this process, we identified four priority work areas for the Scotland inquiry, which we will develop in 2022.
Across Scotland, citizens are taking action. Read their stories to find out how they are making change, and what government and business can do to support them.
FFCC Scotland works to convene collective leadership around important issues in Scotland, resourcing communities to take radical and practical action, and convening leadership across all parts of the system, from farmers to activists, businesses to government, academics to practitioners, to catalyse change.
FFCC's Scotland inquiry work programme is shaped by listening to a cross-sectoral voluntary leadership group, convened to ensure our work is relevant and responsive, including Public Health Scotland, Nourish Scotland, Opportunity North East, Scotch Whisky Association, Soil Association Scotland, Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society, Quality Meat Scotland, Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation, Indigo Words/South of Scotland Enterprise
Partnership and the John Muir Trust.