Land

Farm to Fork Webinar (Part of the EU Green Week)

Soaring energy prices, the rising cost of living and threats to our food system brought on by the war in Ukraine have provoked panicked calls for more intensive farming and a scaling back of green ambitions, including the recent decision from the EU agricultural ministers to allow production on marginal land. But these calls detract us from our long-term, but most urgent need to achieve net zero and will reverse any gains in food security for a fairer, greener, healthier Europe.

Buglife Scotland’s exciting new project “Strathmore B-Lines – People & Pollinators in Strathmore” has been awarded a £176,366 funding grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund with match funding from The Gannochy Trust.

Rural Affairs and Islands Secretary, Mairi Gougeon has announced that six Scottish islands have been named to become carbon neutral by 2040, through The Carbon Neutral Islands project.

The Carbon Neutral Islands project is a programme for government commitment aimed at supporting islands to become carbon neutral by 2040.

Communities, groups and individuals are being invited to share their views in a consultation on the creation of Scotland’s first new National Parks in almost 20 years.

AgriScot Scottish Arable Farm of the Year Award applications are now open, with a deadline for submission of 20th June 2022.

'Agroecology: Facilitating Mindset Change' was one of the projects supported in most recent round of Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund aiming to widen understanding of agroecology.

The Scottish NEFERTITI Hub is organising a free on-farm demonstration titled ‘What do we mean by Climate Positive Farming?’ at Glensaugh Farm, near Fettercairn on Tuesday 17th May 2022, 12pm-4:30pm.

Community Land Scotland Annual Conference: Sharing Scotland's Land Wealth

This year the conference will focus on how Scotland can create a fairer society, when land ownership in our rural areas, towns and cities remains the privilege of the few. What impact is this having on people and communities’ access to land and housing? What more can we all do to use Scotland’s land more sustainably? The event will focus on how Scotland can make a just transition to net zero and the role of community owned land and buildings in generating community wealth and confidence.

Farmers, crofters and land managers now have access to the new guidance on financial support for activity that will improve awareness of their climate performance.

Green finance, land reform and a just transition to net zero

This webinar discusses issues raised in ‘Green finance, land reform and a just transition to net zero’ by Jon Hollingdale, the latest in Community Land Scotland’s independent discussion paper series on ‘Land Reform and the Common Good’.

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