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  1. Scottish Natural Capital Accounts 2022

    This report estimates quantity and value of services supplied by Scotland's natural capital.

  2. Good Food Nation - programme of measures: interim update 2022

    A report on the progress made on Scotland's Good Food Nation ambitions.

  3. Potato exports guide

    Information on the conditions and phytosanitary requirements for the export of Scottish potatoes, where known by country.

  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. 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.

  6. Scotland's Climate Assembly - recommendations for action: SG response

    Scotland's Climate Assembly published their full report on 23 June 2021. It included 81 recommendations for the Scottish Government, who had six months to respond. This response sets out the existing and proposed actions that government will take in order to address their recommendations.

  7. Pesticide usage in Scotland: soft fruit 2020

    This publication presents information from a survey of pesticide use on soft fruit crops grown in Scotland during 2020.

  8. Pesticide usage in Scotland: arable crops and potato stores 2020

    This publication presents information from a survey of pesticide use on arable crops and potato stores in Scotland during 2020.

  9. Safeguarding Scotland’s bulb and potato sector

    Project to protect plants.

  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. Environment, natural resources and agriculture research: strategy 2022 to 2027

    We fund a multi-million pound portfolio of research on the environment, natural resources and agriculture. This strategy outlines our vision, priorities and mechanisms for funding the next cycle of research which starts in 2022.

  12. Cleaner Air for Scotland 2: consultation

    Consultation on a draft new air quality strategy for Scotland, taking into account the recommendations arising from the independent review of the Cleaner Air for Scotland strategy.

  13. Island communities impact assessments: guidance - consultation

    Our islands face particular challenges around distance, geography, connectivity and demography, so it is important that policy makers consider these properly. The consultation on the guidance will help ensure that islands receive fair treatment tailored to their unique circumstances.

  14. Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making - overview of public engagement

    This report outlines the themes emerging from a rapid analysis of the public engagement exercise on our approach to decision making with regard to changes to the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown arrangements.

  15. Plant pests and disease guide

    Guidance on the plant pests and diseases that are of a significant risk to Scotland.

  16. Pesticide usage in Scotland

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  17. Seed potato Brexit concerns

    Sector at risk of a ‘no deal’.

  18. Potato imports from Egypt

    Regulations for importing potatoes from Egypt to Scotland.

  19. The Scottish Plant Health Strategy

    The strategy sets out the Scottish Government's approach to the protection of the health of plants, including agricultural and horticultural crops, and plants in parks and gardens, forestry and the natural environment, in Scotland.

  20. Plant Health Guide: guidance for importers

    The guide summarises the plant health controls which apply to the import into Scotland of plants, seeds, plant products, plant pests, soil and growing medium from countries outside the European Union.

  21. Control of Potato Cyst Nematodes: Consultation on the Implementation in Scotland of Directive 2007/33/EC

    Consultation on the implementation in Scotland of Directive 2007/33/EC

  22. Plant Health Guide: passporting and marketing requirements

    This guide offers details about plant passporting - moving plants within the European Community - and marketing regulations.

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