Articles by Gemma Cooper

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Gemma Cooper, Head of Policy Team's Blog - 8 April 2020

here can be no doubt that we are living in extraordinary times. For farmers and crofters, farming life again goes on and vital activities such as lambing, calving and spring arable work continue.



Head of Policy Team's Blog - 4 September 2019

NFU Scotland is fully committed to building a bright future for the tenanted sector writes Head of Policy Team Gemma Cooper.



Head of Policy Team's Blog - 17 April 2019

During the passage of the 2016 Land Reform Act, stakeholder discussions on issues around agricultural tenancies were often fraught writes Head of Policy Team Gemma Cooper.



Women in Agriculture Blog - 18 December 2017

Earlier in 2017, NFUS published its plans to get more women engaging in NFUS structures. Having carried out a membership survey to establish demand, the Union was able to begin to put the wheels in motion for positive evolution. In my blog earlier this year, I noted that the Union recognised that it needed to do more to ensure that women were able to engage, should they wish to do so.



Women in NFU Scotland - A Way Forward

With the role of women in agriculture currently a hot topic across various platforms, NFU Scotland Policy Manager Gemma Cooper outlines what the Union is doing to get more women involved in its activities.


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About The Author

Gemma Cooper

Gemma Cooper graduated from Harper Adams in 2005 and started her career in land management managing large sporting estates and fishings in Perthshire and Angus. Following this she worked as an agricultural and rural business consultant, with a specialism in farm diversification. She joined NFU Scotland in 2012 as Legal and Technical Policy Manager and was promoted to Head of Policy Team in 2018. Gemma is responsible for management and development of NFUS policy team functions. She retains a core legal and technical policy portfolio which includes subjects such as land reform, agricultural holdings law, access, rural communities and planning.

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