Agricultural transition in Scotland - first steps towards our national policy: consultation analysis

Analysis of the responses received to the Agricultural Transition in Scotland consultation. The consultation was carried out between August 2021 and November 2021.


1. Due to the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union in January 2021, farmers, landowners and food producers in the UK no longer receive the income support of the CAP. The UK nations are each developing their own policies to support of the agricultural sector financially.

2. The consultation document can be found on the Scottish Government website.

3. For example, Scottish Society of Crop Research suggested that Nature Scot's programme technologies should be a key part of this benchmarking.


5. The burning of heather or other vegetation on moorland

6. Maximum Sustainable Output is where a farm business manages their inputs and outputs to get maximum returns both for nature & business.

7. Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes

8. Nine monitor farms were established in Scotland as part of a joint initiative by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds with funding from the Scottish Government. They aimed to improve the sector through practical demonstrations, the sharing of best practice and the discussion of up-to-date issues.

9. Responses are published on the Scottish Government's consultation website



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