Paying for change

Dec 16, 2020, 12:00 AM
The history of financial support for farming and food production is based around the need for countries and governments to produce food to feed their populations. In the last few decades the growing environmental challenges have climbed the ladder to sit alongside food security as a major driver for the worlds policy makers. In Scotland the support farmers receive is going to change, as it looks more and more likely payments will be made off the back of environmental good practice, enhancing biodiversity and reducing the carbon footprint. In this episode Professor Davy McCracken discusses the history and future of policy surrounding agricultural support and NFUS climate change policy manager Ruth Taylor speaks about climate change and the impacts of Brexit, COVID and the green recovery on agriculture.