ADBA joins call for carbon-neutral farming in Scotland

ADBA has joined fifty organisations, academics and individual farmers including the National Farmers’ Union of Scotland, Scottish Land and Estates, Scottish Crofting Federation and Scottish Environment LINK members to call on the Scottish Government to do more to help agriculture turn a corner and substantially reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

In the joint letter (which you can download here), we urge Cabinet Secretaries Roseanna Cunningham and Fergus Ewing to support farming practices that are less damaging to our climate, putting us on a path to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture by 2050.

The letter's focus is broad - it doesn’t contain a specific commitment on manure management emissions but the implication is clear that if Scotland wants to support low carbon farming then AD would be essential to that.

If you have any questions about the letter please get in touch. I can be reached at

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