In January, Fergus Ewing MSP announced the appointment of four Agriculture Champions to advise on the development of a strategy for the sector.
The Agriculture Champions will help develop an Agriculture Strategy to guide the long-term sustainable future for Scottish agriculture, by increasing profitability and boosting innovation, production and sustainability.
Each Champion will be paired across four themes:
- Education and Training Champion - Henry Graham, Scottish Chair of Lantra
- Food and Drink Champion - Archie Gibson, Chair of the Scottish Food and Drink Federation
- Sustainability Champion - John Kinnaird, Farmer and Former President of NFUS
- Public Value Champion - Marion MacCormick, Buying Director for ALDI
The Agriculture Champions are setting up working groups to take forward work with their themes. More on this in due course.