Scottish Land & Estates has launched a survey to better understand the ‘nature of land-based business’ in 2016. The management of land and the things we get from land is increasingly in the spotlight. The pressure to deliver multiple outcomes from land management such as food and fibre production, natural flood management, better water quality, improved biodiversity and carbon storage is likely to increase in the coming years. Subsidy/incentive payments are increasingly likely to be linked to delivering these objectives.
The “Nature of land-based business survey 2016” being carried out by the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, in partnership with Scottish Land & Estates and NFU Scotland aims to get a snapshot of landowners, farmers and other land managers’ experience of managing what is known as “natural capital”. The results will help the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, Scottish Land & Estates and NFU Scotland inform the Scottish Government about what land-based businesses already do to maintain and improve nature, and the type of help they will need going forward to be able to do more.
Please take just 5 minutes to complete this questionnaire and help us gather this vital information, you will also have the opportunity to enter into a prize draw to win a case of 6 bottles of wine. The survey closes on Wednesday 31st August.
You can find the questionnaire here: