Soil Association Scotland welcomes today's launch of the Scottish Organic Action Plan, which recognises the positive contribution organic farming systems provide in terms of environmental, social and economic impact, and demonstrates the Scottish government's commitment to the organic industry.
Organic Futures: an action plan for organic food and farming in Scotland leads the way in providing a clear outline on how the government and the organic sector can work together to deliver public goods that will benefit all of society. The report was prepared in a consensual, well-steered process by the Scottish government in partnership with the Scottish Organic Forum.
Commenting on the plan, Soil Association Scotland's strategic advisor Hugh Raven said: "The Scottish government should be congratulated for producing this excellent statement of support for organic food and farming. It's now leading the way among governments in the British Isles, in contrast to the missed opportunities of the last few years, when producers have been abandoning organic production for lack of government support.
"This good news has come very late in the current parliament, so the crucial challenge now is to ensure that whoever is running Scotland after May implements the actions set out in this plan."
Source: Soil Association
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