What Future for our Farming Systems? Environmental Challenges and Integrated Solutions
Farming systems across Scotland, the UK and Europe can vary markedly from place to place. A range of factors can influence what types of production are practiced in any one place. However, climate and soil type are especially important in dictating the type and intensity of management that is possible.
This conference will seek to encourage debate on the benefits to be gained from more sustainable resource use and greater integration of different land uses on lowland and upland farming systems. It will present the best possible scientific understanding of the complexities associated with how best to achieve such an integration in practice. It will also include case studies of good practice farming, agro-forestry and agro-ecology systems. Finally, it will provide a forum to discuss how researchers, land managers and policy makers can help develop and support multi-functional agriculture and wider ecosystem services within a healthy and thriving rural economy.
If you wish to join the mailing list, please contact Karen.McCracken@sac.co.uk. Additional information about this conference will be posted at www.sruc.ac.uk/srucsepaconf as and when it becomes available.
(Please note start and end time of event are still to be confirmed.)