This week saw the latest SRUC-SEPA conference, which asked: “What Future for our Farming Systems?: Environmental Challenges and Integrated Solutions”.
Staff from Scottish Land & Estates attended this conference which sought to encourage debate on the benefits to be gained from more sustainable resource use and greater integration of different land uses in lowland and upland farming systems.
There was discussion on how landscape scale improvements in water quality and soil health can be achieved in practice, what scope there is for integrating woodland, wetland and biodiversity management effectively into upland farming systems, whether or not sustainable intensification has a role to play in our future farming systems, and what needs to change in the policy landscape to help a move to more sustainable farming systems.
More on the conference can be found here...