Financial support for Scottish farmers ready to go organicStaff Writer | February 8, 2017
The Scottish government is offering financial support for those converting to organic farming.
Farmers in Scotland Eligible for organic conversion support
The organic market remains in sustained growth. Last year, according to figures released by the Scottish government, £57.8 million was spent on organic food and drink in Scotland (0.6% of total grocery spend – to September 2016), this was up 11.7% from the previous year (according to figures from Kantar Worldpanel).
Support for organic farming includes two Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) options: Organic Farming Conversion and Organic Farming Maintenance.
The Soil Association Certification website offers conversion guides and a farming application pack for farmers looking for more information. ■