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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03177: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 26 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how it is addressing the barriers that affect the uptake of agroforestry.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 17 October 2016

The Scottish Government is encouraging the uptake of agroforestry through a new grant as part of the Forestry Grant Scheme within Scotland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. This is the first time a grant specifically for agroforestry has been available in Scotland. It is also working closely with farming stakeholders to encourage greater levels of woodland planting as part of farming enterprises.