Date lodged: 26 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how it is addressing the barriers that affect the uptake of agroforestry.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 17 October 2016
The Scottish Government is encouraging the uptake of agroforestry through a new grant as part of the Forestry Grant Scheme within Scotland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. This is the first time a grant specifically for agroforestry has been available in Scotland. It is also working closely with farming stakeholders to encourage greater levels of woodland planting as part of farming enterprises.