Agricultural Strategy

By admin • September 20th, 2010

Further to our news release on 27 November 2009, A B Associates have been engaged by Shetland Islands Council Economic Development Unit to prepare a Strategy and Action Plan for the Shetland’s agriculture industry with a view to help it meet the challenges it is likely to face and taking advantage of the opportunities to move forward over the next 5-10 years.

Over 800 questionnaires were sent out earlier in the year to all the main producers and a number of meetings and discussions held with individuals within the industry.

Although it has taken a little longer than planned, a draft Strategy and Action Plan has now been prepared and is being issued for wide consultation within the industry. The full report, which is over 100 pages in length, includes a great deal of background data on the sector. A summary report of around 25 pages has also been prepared. Copies of either are available by calling our office on 01595 880852. Public Meetings are to be held in different locations throughout the isles to provide an opportunity to discuss the proposals and receive feedback and suggestions on the way forward. Details of these will be announced when they are confirmed.

Please click on the link below to view the executive summary report.

Shetland Agriculture Strategy DRAFT summary report

 

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