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Agricultural payments: Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

  1. Land use strategy: annual progress report 2021/2022

    Third annual progress report on Scotland's land use strategy, as required under Section 37A of The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019. It covers the period of March 2021 to March 2022.

  2. Estimation of sectoral CAP payment 'envelopes' 2019

    This report uses data on the level of past funding provided to individual farm businesses and Standard Output (SO) values to estimate notional payment ‘envelopes’ to different sectors.

  3. Scottish farm business income: annual estimates 2020-2021

    Farm business level estimates of average incomes for 2020-2021.

  4. Sustainable and regenerative farming - next steps: statement

    Information about how we will support farming and food production in Scotland to become a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

  5. Greenhouse gas emissions - agricultural: disaggregating headline figures

    Disaggregated estimates of greenhouse gas emissions for agricultural subsectors, based on information and analysis by Scotland's Rural College (SRUC).

  6. Rural Payments and Inspections Division (RPID): customer satisfaction survey 2021

    The RPID customer satisfaction survey was held throughout August and the first week of September and all RPID Single Application Form customers were included. The survey was entirely online and 2147 (14%) of customers completed the survey.

  7. Results from the Scottish Agricultural Census: June 2021

    Final results from the 2021 June Agricultural Census on land use, crop areas, livestock and the number of people working on agricultural holdings.

  8. Cereal and oilseed rape harvest - first estimates: 2021

    Initial estimates of area, yield and production for winter and spring barley, wheat, oats and oilseed rape, for the 2021 harvest.

  9. Agricultural transition - first steps towards our national policy: consultation

    This consultation provides an overview of the key themes and recommendations emerging from the Farmer Led Group process, setting out a number of key questions to inform wider work on the development of agricultural policy and in particular the replacement to CAP.

  10. Land use - getting the best from our land: strategy 2021 to 2026

    Scotland's Third Land Use Strategy sets out our vision, objectives and policies to achieve sustainable land use. The strategy covers the next five years and aims to provide a more holistic understanding of our land, the demands we place upon it and the benefits we get from our land.

  11. Scottish Rural Network: evaluation

    Evaluation of the Scottish Rural Network which reports on the network’s work against its responsibilities and considers the scope for development and improvement.

  12. Continuing CAP for Scotland’s farmers

    Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill passes Stage 3.

  13. Agriculture loan scheme launches

    Loans aim to maintain cash flow for farmers and crofters during COVID-19 crisis.

  14. New powers over CAP

    Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill.

  15. Extra financial support for Scottish farmers

    £19.1 million for remote and rural Scotland.

  16. Agricultural support underway

    £86.2 million of convergence payments now underway.

  17. Farm payments underway

    Investment to support sector.

  18. Simplifying agricultural regulation: taskforce report

    Report of the Simplification Taskforce.

  19. Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill: FSD

    Summary of the Fairer Scotland Duty (FSD) assessment carried out in relation to the Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill.

  20. Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill: DPIA

    Data protection impact assessment (DPIA) for the Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill, which considers how the bill impacts on personal data and privacy.

  21. Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill: BRIA

    Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) for the Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill.

  22. Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill: EQIA

    Summary of the results of the equality impact assessment (EQIA) carried out in relation to the Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill.

  23. CAP loans underway

    Investment released to help mitigate impacts of Brexit.

  24. Farm Advisory Service: enhanced monitoring and evaluation

    This report was commissioned by the Scottish Government for Winning Moves to conduct a piece of research to explore the quality, focus and effectiveness of the Farm Advisory Service (FAS).

  25. Support for remote rural areas

    Less favoured area payments underway.

  26. Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme

    Payments underway ahead of schedule.

  27. The Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019: EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for The Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019.

  28. The Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019: BRIA

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for The Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019.

  29. CAP update

    Payments underway.  

  30. Loan support for remote rural areas

    Less Favoured Areas loan scheme confirmed.

  31. CAP payments

    Payment timetable published.

  32. CAP payments

    Farm payments underway.

  33. SRDP 2014 to 2020: programme document 2019

    Approved SRDP programme document.

  34. SRDP 2014 to 2020: programme document 2019

    Approved SRDP programme document.

  35. Common agricultural policy greening group: discussion paper

    Discussion paper by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Greening Group, developing principles for greening beyond the context of the current CAP.

  36. Future CAP support

    Ewing: Future planning virtually impossible.

  37. CAP stabilisation plan

    Farmers offered more certainty and support.

  38. Common Agriculture Policy (CAP): plan for stabilisation

    Plan to improve the CAP payment process so that customers understand what to expect and when.

  39. Scottish rural payments: schedule of key dates

    Information for rural customers, particularly farming businesses and their agents.

  40. SRDP 2014 to 2020: information and publicity strategy

    Strategy to support the implementation of SRDP 2014 to 2020.

  41. Scotland Rural Development Programme 2007-2013: ex-post evaluation

    An independent ex-post evaluation of the Scotland Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.

  42. Basic Payment Scheme: guidance

    If you intend to take part in the Basic Payment Scheme you must read this guidance carefully and make sure you understand the requirements of the scheme.

  43. Basic Payment Scheme: guidance

    If you intend to take part in the Basic Payment Scheme you must read this guidance carefully and make sure you understand the requirements of the scheme.

  44. Scotland Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014-2020 Stage 2: Final Proposals

    Stage 2 document setting out the final proposals for the new rural development programme period (2014-2020).

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