The 12th Agriculture and the Environment Conference (organised by SRUC, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Forest Research, SEFARI, SEPA, Scottish Natural Heritage and The James Hutton Institute), took place in Edinburgh on 28th and 29th November 2018.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BACKGROUND TO THE CONFERENCE
This conference sought to help inform and shape the debate about how best to reward farmers, foresters and other land managers for delivering public goods from their land management practices. It provided a forum to help develop thinking of practical implementation on the ground and what that meant for policy development.
The conference was opened by Francesca Osowska - her Opening Address is available here
The main programme featured a total of twenty presentations across four major themes - biographies of the speakers, together with pdfs of their presentations are available by clicking on each of the four themes below:
Theme 1: What type of environmental public goods should be prioritised for delivery by land managers in the future?
Theme 2: How can land managers be encouraged and helped to deliver those public goods effectively?
Theme 3: What mechanisms are available for rewarding land managers for the provision of public goods?
Panel Debate: What changes in policy or governance are required to reward land managers for the delivery of environmental public goods in a cost-effective and transparent way.
Download the Conference Programme
Download Posters Displayed at the Conference
The following short interviews provides thoughts on the conference content obtained from a range of speakers and attendees.
Prior to the conference an article highlighting the relevance of the discussions to farmers was published in The Courier and Press & Journal Farm Focus Supplement and reproduced as a SEFARI blog: https://sefari.scot/blog/2018/11/27/how-might-our-farmers-adapt-to-a-public-money-for-public-goods-regime
An overview of the conference is available via SRUC News
An overview of tweets from the #landuseconf conference is available via Wakelet at https://t.co/DjtWw39JCU
BBC Alba recorded a piece on the conference which was broadcast on Radio Scotland Highlands & Islands and in the An La news programme on BBC Alba TV.
The BBC Radio Out of Doors programme also broadcast a piece on the confrence on Saturday 1st December https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001dk5
SNH blog - Rewarding the delivery of public goods: Land Use Conference highlights
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