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NFFN Scotland Update - March 2021

Scotland

30th March Hustings 

Scottish Food Coalition Hustings are scheduled for 30th March from 5.30 – 7.30pm click here for the Eventbrite link.

NFFN recently joined the Scottish Food Coalition, and are pleased to be able to support a food systems focused hustings later this month.

It has never been a more important time to talk about food policy. The pandemic has emphasised the importance of building resilience within our food system.

We’re working with our partners in the Scottish Food Coalition to organise a hustings focussing on food policy.
The hustings will be chaired by Brian Taylor, former Political Editor of BBC Scotland. Spokespersons from the Scottish Conservative Party, Scottish Green Party, Scottish Labour Party, Scottish Liberal Democrat Party and the Scottish National Party will outline their plans and their party’s policies for addressing
the challenges facing Scotland’s food system.
The hustings will cover four key themes related to our food system:
· Jobs
· Health
· Poverty
· Climate and Nature
Join us from 5.30 – 7.30pm on March 23rd and put your questions about the food system to the candidates.

Register here.

 

Agroforestry: Making trees work on your croft

If you missed the Soil Association Scotland agroforestry and crofting event on Feb 11, with NFFN Scotland Vice Chair Phil Knott of Wildlife Croft on Skye and Mike Hyatt and Clare Howarth of Baleveolan Croft on Lismore, as  Scottish Forestry and Woodland Trust, don’t worry – you can catch the recording here.

And you can find the Agroforestry Scotland playlist here.

 

Views on Rewilding from the Scottish Agricultural Community

Chris Edwardson, a dissertation student at the University of York is wishing to explore the attitudes and opinions towards rewilding amongst the Scottish agricultural community.

He has produced a very easy and quick survey and is hoping to get as many responses as possible.

The information collected will help inform him and others about whether rewilding could (or could not) work in Scotland. The survey is completely anonymous and won’t take any longer than 10 minutes to complete.

If you wish to take part then please click here. Your contributions will be greatly appreciated.