The Scottish Organic Forum is a partnership between industry and government, delivering the Scottish Organic Action Plan 2016-2020 Organic Ambitions
At the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 28 January, a large crowd of organic enthusiasts gathered to welcome the new Scottish Organic Action Plan "Organic Ambitions".
Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead welcomed the Plan and enjoyed a taste of Black Isle Brewery Organic Beers with Wendy Seel, chair of the Scottish Organic Forum who drove the development of the Plan.
SOPA Chair Alec Brewster said "As Scotland’s largest organic organisation, we are delighted to be part of this plan and we will strike off on the front foot to get these ambitions up and running"
Organic Ambitions places the fundamentals for growth in the next five years around Knowledge, Strengths, Skills, and Resilience. You can find out more and read the full document here......organic ambitions (download)
Scotland's Organic Action Plan 2013-2015
In May 2013 Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Mr Richard Lochhead, launched a new Organic Action Plan for Scotland's organic sector. The Organic Action Plan is a key policy document endorsed by Scottish Government and the members of the Scottish Organic Forum.
Key areas of work are
Supporting Organic Production
Sustainable economic growth of our organic food and drink sector
You can find out more about the key actions by downloading this Scotland Organic Action Plan 2013-15
The Forum is currently reviewing Organic Futures and will publish new actions later in 2012. Your views are sought on the proposed actions. You can find out more here.
The Forum has launched a web portal where you can find out more about us.
The Forum objective is to Strengthen and promote Scotland's organic food and drink supply chain through collaboration.
Our key areas of work are:
- Support the delivery of Organic Futures
- Liaise with other UK and EU authorities
- Lobby for organic issues in Scotland
- Exchange information to benefit the Scottish Organic Supply Chain
- Support relevant marketing activities
- Discuss miscellaneous issues that may impact the Scottish organic sector.
Members of the Forum are
Organic Grower's Alliance
You can contact the Forum Secretariat by email here