We are delighted to be partnering with Baillie Gifford which is funding our Entrepreneurial Research Fellow, Prof Alison Hester, who heads up our Climate-Positive Farming Initiative. This is an exciting new partnership for us and also brings us new relationships and contacts in sectors that environment and land use research establishments have traditionally been less well connected with.
A wide range of research funded by the Scottish Government funded Strategic Research Programme supports the transformation pathway for the farm, with associated involvement of other SEFARI Institutes.
We have also received generous support and funding from the Macaulay Development Trust for a range of activities supporting our climate-positive farming initiative. We have been and continue to be supported by a wide range of other funders whose support is much appreciated and is individually recognised against the specific projects that they have funded/co-funded.
We are also actively engaging with many other organisations and networks as we take forward our Climate-Positive Farming Initiative, including Water to Water, Forest and Land Scotland, Scottish Forestry, Forest Research, the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Scotland’s Moorland Forum, NFUS, SAOS, Nature Friendly Farming Network, LEAF and other farm/land management stakeholder groups.
A key aim is ensuring that data and evidence from the project supports the aim of a Just Transition for a sector facing massive challenges into the future.
There is much potential for creative collaborations in this critically important area and our ambition is to make the most of such opportunities to share learning, create joint events and other outputs as relevant.