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Farm for Scotland’s Future 

A huge thank you to the over 2,500 of you who have signed our Farm for Scotland’s Future petition and showed your support for a sustainable future for Scottish farming!  

Thanks to your help, we can make a strong case for nature-friendly farming, and make sure Scottish farmers and crofters have the opportunity to produce sustainable food, restore nature, tackle and climate change.  

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Why farming is so important

Farming is Scotland’s second biggest source of greenhouse gases and emissions are rising. Business as usual is no longer an option.    

With the Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill currently making its way through Parliament, we have a once in a generation opportunity to shape how we support farming in the future.   

Nature-friendly farming is an opportunity to support Scottish farmers and crofters to produce sustainable food, restore nature, tackle climate change, and help rural communities thrive. That is why we are calling for a transition to a fairer funding system that delivers for climate, nature and people. To find out more, see WWF Scotland’s Vision for Agriculture.  

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What happens now?

With over 2,500 signatures and close to 1,000 messages we have been able to show MSPs voting on the Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill and Scottish Government decision makers that there is strong public support for changing how we support Scottish agriculture.  

The Bill is still making its way through Scottish Government, and in March the Rural Affairs and Islands Committee published their report. Now, we and others are pushing for amendments to the Bill, hoping to influence the final legislation. 

We will continue to rely on your support to make a case for bolder and more ambitious agricultural policy, as the Bill continues through Parliament.  

You can learn more about what WWF Scotland does on agriculture and land use policy here and follow us on social media. 

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