NFU Scotland | /women-in-agriculture.aspx

SAVED: PAGE: ACTIVE AREA:
Title:
Type ID:
7
Type:
Slider
ID:
53
Active:
True
Parent:
1
Pos:
0
Style:
Title:
Type ID:
10
Type: ID:
111
Active:
True
Parent:
4
Pos:
0
Style:
Title:
Type ID:
1
Type:
Text
ID:
510
Active:
True
Parent:
3
Pos:
0
Style:
Title:
Type ID:
2
Type:
Image
ID:
874
Active:
True
Parent:
2
Pos:
0
Style:
Title:
Type ID:
1
Type:
Text
ID:
696
Active:
True
Parent:
3
Pos:
1
Style:
Title:
Type ID:
4
Type:
News Feed
ID:
0
Active:
True
Parent:
4
Pos:
1
Style:
Title:
Type ID:
1
Type:
Text
ID:
694
Active:
True
Parent:
2
Pos:
1
Style:
Title:
Type ID:
2
Type:
Image
ID:
875
Active:
True
Parent:
2
Pos:
3
Style:
Title:
Type ID:
1
Type:
Text
ID:
695
Active:
True
Parent:
2
Pos:
4
Style:

Gemma Cooper
Policy Manager

T:   0131 472 4018
M:  07825 993261
E:  gemma.cooper@nfus.org.uk

follow Gemma on Twitter at @nfusgemma

 

Lindsey Macdonald
Food Policy & Campaigns Officer

T:   0131 472 4052
M:  07920 424328
E:lindsey.macdonald@nfus.org.uk 

 

Women play a vital role in Scottish agriculture, and NFU Scotland is working hard to ensure that women have an equal opportunity to engage with the Union where they wish to do so.

In recent years, the Union has been involved in working on the issue of women in agriculture. This work has included carrying out a member survey on this issue, participating in a major piece of Scottish Government research, and participating in industry events and working groups. In response to the research report, Scottish Government has recently announced a taskforce to take forward the recommendations made. NFUS is pleased that President Andrew McCornick will play a leading role in this group.

This work aside, NFUS recognises that there is more to be done on the subject of women in agriculture. There are many women who engage with NFUS, but these are a minority compared to men who do the same. In order to begin addressing this, the Union is holding a number of women in agriculture events in 2017, details of which will be available in due course. NFUS will also be establishing a network on NFUS women in agriculture mentors in 2017.

 

Women in farming and the agriculture sector: Scottish Government research report

Click here to view
Related Blogs
Women in Agriculture Group is ‘Gaining Influence’.

17-10-2017

Having gained a lot of support and momentum from their first three meetings the Women in Agriculture group is hosting another...

Read More...
Dairy Women's Network First Meeting Last Night

27-09-2017

Dumfries and Galloway Dairy Women Network had it's first meeting last night with a good turnout of over 20 members....

Read More...
Argyll & the Islands to Stage Women in Agriculture Event

26-09-2017

Women involved in agriculture from across Argyll and the Islands will gather for a one-day conference being held on Wednesday 4...

Read More...
Women in NFU Scotland - A Way Forward

07-07-2017

With the role of women in agriculture currently a hot topic across various platforms NFU Scotland Policy Manager Gemma Cooper outlines...

Read More...

©NFU Scotland • All Rights Reserved • Website presented on Big RedLog in