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Report on New Farming Starter Opportunities on Publicly Owned Land

Report on New Farming Starter Opportunities on Publicly Owned Land

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

ISBN: 9781786522955

The independent Group on New Farming Starter Opportunities was established by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment in October 2015 to identify what farmers of the future need in progressing their careers by delivering proposals to maximise starter opportunities on publicly owned land.

Executive Summary

The Report on New Farming Starter Opportunities on Publicly Owned Land provides a clear picture of the barriers facing new entrants to agriculture and within these barriers the prominence of access to land.

This report shows the steps all public bodies who possess land can take to open up farming to a new generation. However most importantly, it highlights the value of a co-ordinated approach.

The Group’s report has made a total of 10 recommendations.