Agriculture contributes around a quarter of Scotland’s total greenhouse gas emissions, making it a significant contributor to climate change.
Conversely, it is also one of the sectors worst affected by climate change. Farming and crofting will need to adapt to cope with the consequences of flooding, drought, unseasonable weather, and increased pest and disease risks.
- support the agriculture industry to adapt its practices to cope with climate change
- oppose the cultivation of GM crops
- manage nitrate vulnerable zones in Scotland
- produce guidance on the prevention of pollution from agricultural activity (known as the PEPFAA Code)
- produce guidance on use of pesticides
- established the Agricultural Weather Advisory Panel to aid information sharing and resilience
established farmer-led groups to develop advice and proposals on how to cut emissions and tackle climate change
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