Responding to the announcement at the Royal Highland Show by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing that a new group consisting of producers, consumers and environmental organisations has been formed to develop policy on farming and food production, Anne McCall, director of RSPB Scotland said:
“I am delighted to accept this invitation to join the Farming and Food Production Group (FFPG), which will explore and make recommendations on future farming and food production policy.
“This is a critical time as we are currently experiencing both a climate emergency and a biodiversity crisis. How we farm and produce our food in the future will be a vitally important part of the solution to addressing both of these.
“This work is urgent and I look forward to collaborating with others to generate the best ideas and proposals we can. It is critical that we get the right policies in place to support farmers and land managers in ways that help our climate and wildlife at the same times as enabling the production of Scottish quality food.”
Last Updated: Thursday 20 June 2019