Rural policy resources
The Rural Policy Centre's publications are organised into four themes, Environment & climate; Land use & land reform; Food, health & wellbeing; Rural economies & communities.
Rural policy themes
Environment & climate
Scotland has high quality landscapes and significant stock of natural capital. Climate change is bringing both challenges and opportunities, with significant action required to meet net zero targets.
Food, health & wellbeing
Scotland is renowned for its quality food products. However, work is needed to address the negative climate change impacts of food production and the health impacts of poor diets within Scotland.
Rural economies & communities
Rural areas make up 98% of the land mass in Scotland, but are faced with persistent challenges, such as lack of affordable housing. New opportunities and challenges are emerging from EU exit and the Covid-19 pandemic.
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