Preparing for sustainable farming

Date published: 29 April, 2022

A National Test Programme has been developed with farmers and crofters to further our understanding of how farming and food production can be even more economically and environmentally sustainable.

Preparing for Sustainable Farming (PSF) is the first part of that Programme and will help to ensure that when the new rural support regime is introduced we will integrate enhanced conditionality of at least half of all funding for farming and crofting by 2025 and as part of this conditionality, expect recipients of support to deliver on targeted outcomes for biodiversity gain and low emissions production.

Preparing for Sustainable Farming (PSF) focuses on incentives to farmers and crofters to help them understand their Carbon emissions and sequestration, identifying recommendations that can lower these emissions and increase efficiencies.

There are two options currently being funded in the first phase of Preparing for Sustainable Farming (PSF) that Scottish farmers, crofters, and agricultural contractors can claim funding for.

Preparing for sustainable farming full scheme guidance