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Peter Kennedy
Less Favoured Areas Committee Chair

To contact Peter, please email lisa.hislop@nfus.org.uk


Lisa Hislop
Livestock Policy Advisor
T:  0131 472 4107
M: 07706 876212
E:  lisa.hislop@nfus.org.uk

 

LFA Committee 2024-25

Less Favoured Areas


For those farming in Scotland’s LFA, LFASS and SUSSS payments are often more important financially to the unit than BPS and Greening. LFASS provides a vital injection of funding for hill farmers and crofters and without the annual £65 million of life-line support to the most vulnerable areas of Scotland, many hill farms and crofts would be unsustainable which could lead to much wider ramifications - including the potential for land abandonment.


Any cut to LFASS payments in either 2019 or 2020 would be wholly unacceptable to NFU Scotland. An immediate and significant priority of the Union is to explore options for protecting affected farmers and crofters in this period and maintaining levels of support.  NFU Scotland is in continuous dialogue with Scottish Government, taking into account legislative, state aid and budgetary factors, to ensure any such cliff edge can be avoided.

LFA Policy Documents

LFA Delivering for Scotland

Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF) Open for Applications Until 24 June

24-05-2024

The Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF) aims to promote skills development and knowledge transfer in the primary agricultural sector A...

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Consultation on Fairer Food Labelling

08-05-2024

NFU Scotland (NFUS) is the leading agricultural organisation in Scotland. ...

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Tier 4 Consultation Submission

01-03-2024

NFU Scotland (NFUS) is the leading agricultural organisation in Scotland Representing more than 8,000 farmers growers and crofters our members provide...

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Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board
AHDB's role is to help improve the efficiency and competitiveness of various agriculture and horticulture sectors within the UK. Its statutory functions encompass meat and livestock (cattle, sheep and pigs) in England; horticulture, milk and potatoes in Great Britain; cereals and oilseeds in the UK.
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Blackface Sheep Breeders Association
The Blackface Sheep Breeders Association aims to encourage the breeding of Blackface Sheep and to further the interests of its members and of the breed in all possible ways.
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British Cattle Movement Service
The British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) is the body responsible for entering details of cattle registrations, movements and deaths onto the database. This site provides access to teh Cattle Tracing System On Line.
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British Veterinary Association
We are the national representative body for the veterinary profession with over 11,500 members. Our main functions are developing and delivering policy affecting the profession, promoting and protecting the profession in matters proposed by government and other external bodies, provision of services to our members.
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Future of Lifeline Payments to Hill Farmers and Crofters Top of the Agenda as Cabinet Secretary Attends NFU Scotland Less Favoured Areas Committee

06-12-2023

The future of lifeline support to Scotland’s hills and uplands was top of the agenda when Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs...

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Union Welcomes Less Favoured Areas Support Payment Run Announcement

20-01-2022

Reinstatement of scheme funding and its continuation to 2024 a major win for NFUS lobbying...

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NFU Scotland Adds New Policy Manager for Livestock and Less Favoured Areas (LFA)

28-07-2021

Hannah Baker joined NFU Scotland last week taking on the role of Policy Manager for Livestock and LFA....

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Delivering Stability to Farming and Crofting in Scotland’s Less Favoured Areas – Robert Macdonald Guest Blog

13-04-2021

Over the last five weeks NFU Scotland has highlighted the significant progress which has been achieved in delivering stability to farming...

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