Register your interest to help shape the future of Agricultural Support

Agricultural support in Scotland is changing. From 2025, new conditions will start being introduced to agricultural payments, targeted towards biodiversity gain and a drive to low carbon approaches. Scottish Government is already helping the sector prepare for change through Preparing for Sustainable Farming support for carbon audits, soil analysis and animal health and welfare measures and now we are calling for participants to help shape future changes to ensure they work for all those affected.

Opportunities will include interviews, surveys, online and in-person workshops, testing and trials. Volunteers will be reimbursed for participating depending on the time and input required. Volunteers are invited to register interest in the first instance. You will be taken to a questionnaire where you will be asked for some information including name, contact details, BRN number (if you have one) and preferences for the type of activity you would like to participate in. Filling in the form is simply a registration of interest and does not commit you to taking part in any of the research activities that are offered.

The first opportunities will run to December 2023 and will focus on changes coming into effect from 2025. Information about further topics and activities will be shared with those who have registered in the coming months.

By registering your interest today, you can be part of Scottish Government’s continuing work with the agricultural sector to help shape future support and how it is delivered. More information on the changes to agricultural support and how it might affect you and your business can be found in the Agricultural Reform Route Map.


Agricultural Reform Programme (ARP) - Volunteer to take part in research and design - form (Microsoft forms)

Published on: 29 September, 2023