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Biodiversity

Increase in Skye’s corncrake numbers bucks Scotland-wide trend

An annual survey of corncrakes in Scotland recorded an increase in the number of calling males on Skye - despite a three per cent reduction overall in Scotland. The results highlight the importance of work being done by the Skye Crofting and Corncrake Partnership (SCCP), involving SAC Consulting - part of SRUC, RSPB Scotland, NFU Scotland and the Scottish Crofting Federation to help local farmers and crofters manage their land to improve Skye’s corncrake population.…

  • SRUC
  • 30/11/2022
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Sustainable food and drink – why it needs a team of all the talents

SAC Consulting, part of SRUC, has recently expanded its Food & Footprint service, recognising the growing need to offer wide-ranging expertise to equip farmers, food processors and retailers, to tackle some of the major challenges facing the sector around climate change and biodiversity loss.…

  • SRUC
  • 18/10/2022
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Helping businesses adapt to change

Consumers, shareholders, and financiers are becoming increasingly interested in the environmental performance of the businesses they support and their wider value chains. …

  • Rebecca Audsley
  • 06/10/2022
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Farmers urged to share climate change action

A network established to offer a space for farmers and crofters to showcase the work they are doing to tackle climate change and support biodiversity is looking for more members.…

  • SRUC
  • 25/07/2022
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Digging up soil health hotspots

Farmers are being asked to check for middens – tennis ball-sized plugs constructed by earthworms – when monitoring their soil.…

  • SRUC
  • 15/07/2022
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Taking a holistic approach to farming

Agroecological practices can help farmers meet policy targets relating to climate change, biodiversity and food production, a new study has found.…

  • SRUC
  • 05/04/2022
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Climate solutions from peatlands to parasites

As world leaders arrive in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), scientific experts have created a virtual tour showcasing research to tackle Scotland’s climate crisis.…

  • SRUC
  • 21/10/2021
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Latest Rural Policy Centre podcast focuses on COP26

The latest episode of SRUC’s Rural Policy Podcast is now available, focusing on the challenges facing the upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP26).…

  • SRUC
  • 05/10/2021
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Climate measures must not damage farm diversity

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Islands & Natural Environment Committee invited Davy McCracken to suggest what they should focus their scrutiny on during this Parliamentary Session.…

  • SRUC
  • 04/10/2021
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Buzzing about beans

The targeted use of mixed legumes in agricultural systems could enhance yields while protecting pollinators, new research by SRUC has found.…

  • SRUC
  • 01/10/2021
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SRUC and COP26

COP26 comes at a “pivotal moment” for the world but also represents a “huge opportunity” for change, according to the Principal of SRUC. …

  • SRUC
  • 17/09/2021
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SRUC policy experts help map out farmer-led delivery model

SRUC has contributed to an NFU Scotland roadmap on how Scottish agricultural policy will meet the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss while contributing to Scotland’s ambitious food and drink sector targets.…

  • SRUC
  • 22/07/2021
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