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

21 March 2022
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A research brief has been published looking at Scottish farm resilience between 1989 and 2020. The research used data from the Scottish Farm Business Survey and key findings include:

  • Most farms score highly on their robustness scale, which reflects a high resistance to change.
  • However, around 20 to 25% of farms suffered shocks, in terms of a 30% drop in incomes from one year to the next.
  • Moreover, the farms scored lower on adaptation, which shows that less farms were adapting to the external environment, in terms of changing their practices.

For more information and to download the full briefing visit the briefing page here