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Why would we want fairer food supply chains anyway?

Supermarket trolleys

The UK Government is currently pondering the future of the supermarkets watchdog – officially known as the Groceries Code Adjudicator, or GCA. The options on the table are to abolish the GCA altogether, leave it as it is, or extend its remit. Nourish calls for an extension of […]

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Professor Corinna Hawkes and Richard Lochhead MSP kick off Good Food Nation events

Scotland is currently uniquely placed in the UK, and among only a handful of countries across the world, in developing new legislation for the food system. In September 2016 the Scottish National Party announced the Good Food Nation Bill in their programme for Government. On Wednesday 11th […]

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The Food Leadership Programme: Securing the future of Tombreck farm

What if you’re a farmer approaching retirement age without succession arrangements in place? Sue Manning and Tober Brown, the current owners of Tombreck Farm in Perthshire, are facing this dilemma – as do many farmers in Scotland. At the beginning of December, a group of participants from […]

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Making a Living from Local Food #6: Iain Withers

In 2016, we ran a new coaching programme, Making a Living from Local Food, offering free mentoring and peer-to-peer-support to aspiring and recently established local food entrepreneurs from across Scotland.  It was a diverse bunch of new entrant farmers, crofters, processors, bakers, distributors and caterers. At the […]

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Making a Living from Local Food #5: Joshua Msika

In 2016, we ran a new coaching programme, Making a Living from Local Food, offering free mentoring and peer-to-peer-support to aspiring and recently established local food entrepreneurs from across Scotland.  Coming to the end of the programme, we’re sharing waht some of the participants have been up to […]

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Making a Living from Local Food #4: Clare Jackson

In 2016, we ran a new programme, Making a Living from Local Food, offering free mentoring and peer-to-peer-support to aspiring and recently established local food entrepreneurs from across Scotland.  It was a diverse bunch of new entrant farmers, crofters, processors, bakers, distributors and caterers. This week, we’ll be […]

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Making a Living from Local Food #3: Ross McKinstry

In 2016, we ran a new programme, Making a Living from Local Food, offering free mentoring and peer-to-peer-support to aspiring and recently established local food entrepreneurs from across Scotland.  It was a diverse bunch of new entrant farmers, crofters, processors, bakers, distributors and caterers. This week, we’ll be […]

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Making a Living from Local Food #2: Roz Corbett

In 2016, we ran a new programme, Making a Living from Local Food, offering free mentoring and peer-to-peer-support to aspiring and recently established local food entrepreneurs from across Scotland.  It was a diverse bunch of new entrant farmers, crofters, processors, bakers, distributors and caterers. This week, we’ll be […]

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Making a Living from Local Food #1: Adam Veitch

In 2016, we ran a new coaching programme, Making a Living from Local Food, offering free mentoring and peer-to-peer-support to aspiring and recently established local food entrepreneurs from across Scotland.  It was a diverse bunch of new entrant farmers, crofters, processors, bakers, distributors and caterers. Over the […]

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Access to land for farmers in Europe

Rural landscape in Perthshire

We think it’s bad in Scotland.  But Europe has lost one third of its farmers in the last 12 years.  Of course we lost most of our small farmers many years ago, and we still have on average much larger farms than Germany, France, the Netherlands and […]

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