989: The need for unity in a climate of change
This is a summary of a speech given by Professor Bill McKelvey, Chief Executive and Principal of the Scottish Agricultural College at a Farmers Club Dinner on 9 February 2010.
Year of Publication2010
The massive challenge of producing more food from a dwindling resource cannot be solved by adopting low-input production systems. Increasing unit productivity is part of the answer to reducing the environmental impact of farming. It is time for a united fight back by land managers to say that agriculture should not be seen as the problem, but rather a major part of the solution. We need research which is actually translated into practice and with the industry covering more of the costs. We also need to greatly expand education capacity.
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- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development > Economic development
- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development > UK rural policy
- Subject Collection > Information technologies
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact
- Subject Collection > Food & drink
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