Resources

Exploring the emissions intensity of Scottish sheep and cattle livestock farms

22 March 2022

The purpose of this brief is to measure emissions intensity and compare these with estimates of farm-level technical efficiency, which reflects decision making at the farm level. The research utilises…

Cracked Wholecrop Wheat

Scottish Farm Efficiency : trends and drivers from 1989 to 2020

8 March 2022

A new research brief looks at the technical efficiency of Scottish farms from 1989-2020 using data from the Scottish Farm Business Survey. Some key findings detailed in the brief include:…

Scottish Farm resilience: robustness, adaptation and transformation of Scottish farms 1989 to 2020

8 March 2022

Given changes in the external environment, there has been much concern over the resilience of farming within Scotland. Resilience is a dynamic concept and covers a number of areas. Using…

Boosting Productivity Growth in Scottish Agriculture – Report for the Scottish Government

15 April 2020

Scottish agriculture is under significant external pressure, both from the policy and trade landscape after the UK withdraws from the EU and the current COVID-19 outbreak. This puts strain on…

Highland Farming

The Highlands & Islands Agricultural Support Group (HIASG) Position on post-Brexit land management policy – Report

29 March 2020

This summary report sets out the Highland and Islands Agricultural Support Group’s (HISAG) position regarding post-Brexit land management policy. Working with HIASG representatives Steven Thomson (SRUC) and Andrew Moxey (Pareto…

Innovation in Upland Livestock Systems – Science Education

15 October 2019

Professor Davy McCracken writes on the Science Education focused work emerging from the SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre. 2022: March 2022: Education needed to help Scottish farmers meet the…

Innovation in Upland Livestock Systems – Environmental Resilience

15 October 2019

Professor Davy McCracken writes on the Environmental Resilience focused work emerging from the SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre. 2022: April 2022: Technology can help farmers meet net-zero goals 2021:…

Innovation in Upland Livestock Systems – Improving Upland Agricultural Productivity

15 October 2019

Professor Davy McCracken writes on the Agricultural productivity focused work emerging from the SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre. 2021: November 2021: Bringing farmers together to find nutrition solutions May…

Rural Report 2018/19

15 June 2019

  The role of the land-based sector within local economies is often claimed to be significant, yet it is unclear from the existing evidence how important farming, forestry and estates…

Livestock Farming Challenges in coastal Scotland – Presentation.

13 June 2019

In November 2018, Professor Davy McCracken of SRUC was invited to speak at the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland Conference in Glasgow. He presented in a workshop…