It's widely accepted that climate change is happening and that man's activities are accelerating these changes. It's already beginning to have an impact on how we farm, for example unexpected weather patterns or the emergence of new pests and diseases not normally seen in Scotland. The uncertainty accompanying these changes means the need to improve business resilience in a changing climate is going to become even more important.
Farmers across Scotland can benefit from free advice and guidance on topics ranging from energy use and renewables to improving nutrient use and better livestock management that could help to improve farm performance whilst also lowering the farm carbon footprint. SRUC have been working with a range of 'climate change focus farmers' to test out some of the things we can do to reduce our emissions from the farm, which can also benefit the farm business and help to reduce our impact on the environment.
Address: SAC Consulting, Environment and Design, 2 Technopole Centre, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0PJ
Telephone: 0131 603 7500