Grassland and farmland can absorb carbon and be a haven for wildlife if managed with nature in mind.

Roughly 6.2 million hectares of land (around 80%) in Scotland is used for some form of agricultural production, so it is essential for this land to also incorporate nature-based solutions to tackle the climate, biodiversity and health crises.

We interviewed experts across farming, policy, finance and the environment to find out how those managing Scotland’s land can unlock solutions for the climate and nature crises at the same time as producing high-quality food. Our report shows that transformational change is needed and farmers and crofters must be supported to embrace this change.

Find out more


Nature-based solutions on farmland

There are lots of ways to manage the land to improve nature, provide food and absorb carbon together.

Nature-based solutions in action

Nectar Network

Irvine to Girvan nectar network aims to establish connected nectar and pollen-rich sites along the Ayrshire coast, ensuring the long-term survival of pollinating insects in the area.

Working with nature

Lynn and Sandra at Lynbreck Croft tell us how they are working with nature to produce sustainable food.

Champions for Change

The Trust has partnered with NFU Scotland to demonstrate that sustainable agriculture and restoring and supporting nature can be mutually supportive of each other.

Farmland and grassland resources

Discover the best available resources demonstrating the benefits, challenges and best practice of farmland and grassland nature-based solutions.

Stay up to date with the Scottish Wildlife Trust by subscribing to our mailing list Subscribe now

Back to top