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Maintaining healthy, biodiverse agricultural soils and protecting the underground livestock
Research has estimated that in excess of a quarter of all species on Earth exist in soils. Ranging from tiny bacteria to large burrowing earthworms, this ‘underground livestock’ needs to remain biodiverse.
Imagining a meadow-filled future
Healthy soils of species-rich grasslands are full of abundance and diversity of microbes, mycorrhizal fungi and invertebrates, such as earthworms, that facilitate greater carbon sequestration and storage.
Sharing knowledge, sharing meals: a peer-to-peer learning approach to agroecology
While financial support for food producers in the transition is critical, support for farmers to meet, learn from each other, share advice and work in partnership, is just as essential. We need peer-to-peer knowledge exchange that supports farmers to try out new things.
Supporting High Nature Value farming and crofting is the right thing for Scottish agriculture
We need food. We need farmers. We need farmers to keep farming and managing the land. Let’s just get that out there straight away. This needs to be said because food production is often pitted against environmental recovery. But these things don’t oppose each other, we need both.
New report reveals Scottish farming must adapt to reflect climate change and nature loss
The way we fund our farms is making climate change worse and risks our food security, according to a significant new report - which campaigners say makes the case for a radical approach to the upcoming Agriculture Bill.