10. Further Consultations
Even before the EU referendum the Scottish Government had embarked on a long-term process to develop a strategy for the agriculture sector, in the context of Scotland's wider economy and our environmental and climate change objectives. Key steps in this process have been the publication of the CAP Greening Report, the Agriculture Champion's Report and the work of the National Council of Rural Advisors.
In the coming months the Scottish Government will lead two processes. One will be under the umbrella of the Simplification Task Force and will look closely at how best to bring simplicity into the planed period of stability. The other will be the wider process of civic engagement across Scotland using the results of recent reports and consultation to help develop new and innovative approaches for agriculture, the environment and the rural economy.