Are You A Farmer Looking To Build Resilience To Climate Change? Check out Climate Ready Ken!

The Loch Ken Trust and the NFU Scotland are inviting farmers to tell them how they are being affected by climate change, what they are seeing in terms of weather and weather patterns, and what can be done to help each other get ready.

‘Climate Ready Ken’ is a project focused on the need for adaptation in the face of the changing climate. In a rural community, the impact of these changes on farming could be some of the most severe. This event seeks to draw upon the experience of the local farming sector on the topic of climate change, and start to explore how everyone can work together to adapt.

The event will take place on Wednesday 17th August in the Market Inn Hotel, Castle Douglas, starting with sandwiches and refreshments at 7pm, before getting underway at 7.30pm. To assist with event planning, booking is preferred. Please contact Tracey Roan at NFUS to book your free place: [email protected] or phone/text 07718 425053.

Tracey Roan, NFU Scotland’s Regional Manager for Dumfries & Galloway, said: We are now living in a changing climate, and it is essential that farmers are able to continue to produce sustainable food and crops. We are keen to talk to farmers about how they are being impacted by changing weather – and the measures they are taking to adapt.

Barney Fryer, Loch Ken Trust Officer will be speaking at the event. Barney added: “We are all going to be impacted by the climate changes that are underway, but farmers possibly more than anyone. This ties into broader questions of food security and land use change. I’m looking forward to hearing examples of how the changes we are experiencing are already driving decisions being made on farms across the region.” PUBLIC

The ‘Climate Ready Ken’ project is supported by Adaptation Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government, providing advice and support to help organisations, businesses and communities prepare for, and build resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Latest Articles