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Scottish food strategy aims to support local producers

The Scottish Government, along with Scotland's food and drink industries, is supporting a new food and drink strategy, ‘Ambition 2030’,  with a £10 million, three-year funding package.

The strategy will target key markets to boost innovation, enhance skills, and support local producers. The plan is to double the value of the industry to £30 billion by 2030.
 
The initiative is partly intended to offset risks related to Brexit. Announcing the strategy in Glasgow, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: 'We have a fantastic natural larder, the skills and expertise, and the complementary strengths in tourism, innovation and research. Yet the risk of leaving the EU and the single market means these are uncertain times, while revoking the free movement of people could have a profound impact on our food and drink industry. That is why we are doing our utmost to support the industry'.
 
Read Scotland's new food and drink strategy here. Find out more about Sustain's coordinating work on other Brexit impacts here.

Published 24 Mar 2017

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