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Natural Capital update: Low-carbon arable for Scotland

A New Blueprint for Scotland’s Arable Sector was published by Scottish Government this week. 

Produced by the Arable Climate Change Group, the report highlights the need to reduce carbon emissions from arable farming, and proposes seven practical recommendations to achieve this. 

At the heart of these recommendations is a transition to Climate Smart Agriculture, the UN-recommended pathway for maintaining food production while building climate resilience and lowering carbon emissions. This would be delivered through a three-tier funded programme. 

Martin Rennie, Galbraith Farm Adviser said:

We welcome the findings of this report. With carbon emissions from agriculture flatlining, and farmers under increased pressure from extreme weather every year, the need to adapt to and tackle climate change is urgent. It is vital that Scottish Government provide adequate funding and support and work closely with farmers to implement them as soon as possible.

The Blueprint for Scotland’s Arable Sector can be found here on the Scottish Government website. 

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