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Preparing the Evidence Base for Post-Brexit agriculture in Scotland – Case studies on alternative payments

This report led by the Organic Policy, Business and Research Consultancy, with ORC, SRUC and IEEP on the future public good agricultural policy options for Scotland including organic farming, agroforestry and rewilding has now been published by Nature Scot.

Using case studies, this study makes a comparison of current agricultural support with alternative proposals for rewarding farmers for the delivery of environmental public goods. It was undertaken to explore how the resources currently spent on CAP basic and coupled payments, as well as agri-environment, could be redirected to improve delivery of environmental outcomes. The projections are based on a number of assumptions and are therefore considered for illustrative purposes only.

For further information you can also read in full: Commissioned Report No.1201 – Preparing the Evidence Base for Post-Brexit agriculture in Scotland – Case studies on alternative payments.

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