Scottish Agricultural Policy: Where it’s at and where to go from here
Hosted by the Landworkers Alliance, Nourish Scotland, WWF Scotland and the Scottish Crofting Federation.
The past year has seen huge shifts in agriculture policy across the UK. This session will provide an update from key campaigning organisations on the development of Scottish agricultural policy in 2020 and look to what campaigns we should be focusing on to promote agroecology and food sovereignty in Scotland.
Russel Smith has worked on his family croft in Sutherland for over 20 years, with sheep and poultry plus a caravan site and holiday cottage. He is a Director and former chair of the Scottish Crofting Federation, and former chair of his local farmers’ market.
Vicki Swales is Head of Land Use Policy at RSPB Scotland and has had long-term involvement in the Scottish Food Coalition.
Stephanie Mander is Policy and Campaigns Officer for Nourish Scotland and coordinates the Scottish Food Coalition and their campaign on the Right to Food.
Sheila George is Food & Environment Policy Manager at the World Wildlife Fund for Scotland and develops and delivers their programme of policy and advocacy around post-Brexit environmental protections and governance, with a particular focus on sustainable food and land use policy.
Roz Corbett, Landworkers Alliance