Articles by Gemma Cooper

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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 joined NFU Scotland in 2012 as Legal and Technical Policy Manager. Within her role, Gemma is tasked with leading on and developing NFU Scotland’s legal and technical policy and is responsible for the Legal and Technical Committee, Tenants Working Group, Tenancy Working Group, and Crown Estate Tenants Working Group. The policy portfolio for the legal and technical remit includes land reform, agricultural holdings law, Crown Estate, communities, planning, utilities, employment, and renewables. Gemma started her career working in estate management on large estates and fishings in Perthshire and Angus. Following this she worked as an agricultural and rural business consultant, with a specialism in SRDP and farm diversification. She graduated from Harper Adams in 2005.

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