WATCH: Johnnie Balfour, Balbirnie Home Farms

New figures show that farming has become the second biggest source of climate emissions in Scotland. The way we produce food is also a major cause of the loss of Scotland’s nature.

But a growing number of farmers and crofters are changing the way they farm, working to make farming part of the solution to the nature and climate crises.

It’s crucial that the Scottish government’s Agriculture Bill, due later this year, creates a new farm funding system that supports what these farmers are doing, and helps ALL farmers and crofters make the transition to sustainable farming.

We spoke with Johnnie Balfour from Balbirnie Home Farms in Fife about the way his farming is evolving to be better for nature and the climate, about some of the problems with Scotland’s current farm funding system, and about what he would like the new system to do.

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