The Scottish Government has reported recent growth within the Scottish organic sector: Between February 2015 and January 2016, organic spend in Scotland was up 2.6% and around £52.6 million was spent on organic food and drink products in Scotland in the 52 weeks to 31 Jan 2016 (Source: Kantar Worldpanel).
We recognise that, as well as supporting the rural economy, there are wider benefits of organic farming such as encouraging biodiversity, tackling climate change, improving soils and protecting our water environment.
The Scottish Government worked with Scottish Organic Forum to develop an Organic Action Plan (published 27 January 2016). The Action Plan reflects the shared agenda for the sector, with actions to be taken forward over the next five years by all parties concerned with growing the organic food and drink supply chain in Scotland.
Organic Ambitions Fund
EU Promotional Toolbox
The European commission has created an organic toolbox - all the materials it includes have been created for the use of professionals throughout the entire organic food and farming sector. The toolbox provides print, photographic and audiovisual material to be used by stakeholders including organic farmers and farming associations, processors and retailers for generating their own promotional campaigns in the different EU Member States.