Moving to low carbon farming


A new programme to support farming’s contribution to meeting Scotland’s climate change ambitions is to receive £40 million of initial funding.

The Agricultural Transformation Programme will support the agricultural industry to undertake a range of potential actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support sustainable farming and land use.

It will also seek to improve the environmental sustainability of the sector by protecting and restoring natural habitats and building sustainability through business practices that encourage productivity, innovation and inclusion.

Announcing funding for the Programme for Government commitment at the NFUS annual AGM, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said:

“Scotland’s land and the manner in which we use and manage it must adapt and change if we are to meet our ambitious net zero targets.

“Let me be clear though, achieving this will require every one of us to think about what you can do to ensure you play your part in transitioning to a net zero future.”