Nature restoration among aims of proposed agriculture legislation
NATURE restoration and biodiversity protection have been identified as a key objective in proposed legislation aimed at Scotland’s agricultural sector.
Views are being sought on a proposed Agriculture Bill, which the Scottish Government describes, here, as seeking to make Scotland “a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture”.
Adds the Scottish Government: “[Our] climate change plan has committed to reducing agricultural emissions [of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere] by 31 per cent by 2032.”
Other objectives include:
* high-quality food production;
* ensuring a fair income for farmers; and
* fostering knowledge and innovation.
The consultation – here – ends on November 21.
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