Make farming work for nature, climate and people

Farming is vital to Scotland’s future. As well as producing food, farmers and crofters manage three quarters of Scotland’s land.

But current methods make farming one of the top three sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland and a major cause of wildlife loss.

The Scottish government spends more than half a billion pounds on farm funding every year. But the money isn’t helping farmers and crofters restore nature or tackle climate change.

We can change this.

Right now, the Scottish government is asking people to give their views on the future of farming by responding to its proposals for a new agriculture bill.

We need a new farm funding system that helps farmers and crofters reduce chemical and pesticide use, adopt low carbon farming methods, make space for nature by creating woodlands, hedgerows and wildflower rich grasslands - and much more.

Sign the petition asking the Scottish government to help ALL farmers and crofters produce food while cutting climate emissions and protecting and restoring nature.

SIGN THE PETITION

To Mairi Gougeon, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands

Scotland needs a new farm funding system that works for nature, climate and people. I call on the Scottish government to introduce an agriculture bill that:

  • Ensures at least three quarters of public spending on farming supports methods that restore nature and tackle climate change. 
  • Supports all farmers and crofters in the transition to sustainable farming.
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