Skip to main content

About us

Farming for a Better Climate (FFBC) provides practical support to benefit the farm and help reduce our impact on the climate. Taking action as a sector, both to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to a changing climate, will secure farm viability for future generations.

FFBC is run by SRUC on behalf of the Scottish Government. We combine ideas trialled by our volunteer Climate Change Focus Farms and information from up-to-the-minute scientific research. We offer practical advice to help you choose the most relevant measures to improve both your farm performance and resilience to future climate change effects.

Keep up to date

Sign up to our mailing list to receive the biannual FFBC newsletter (note your email address is just used for the mailing list and we don’t pass data to third parties; you can unsubscribe at any time).
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook


New for 2020, we've launched our new monthly podcast.  Each month we'll hear from guest speakers, ranging from experienced farmers and leading industry experts - all of whom have experience and knowledge of how to adapt to a changing climate.

Subscribe to our podcast via our Audioboom channel to ensure you are notified with each new episode.

Agroforestry Systems (Dec 2020)

Improving Efficiencies in the Dairy Herd (Oct 2020)

Farming in an economically viable and environmentally sustainable manner at Balcaskie, Fife (Aug 2020)

We also have a Case Study to download featuring Balcaskie Estate - Making Use of Bale Grazing at Balcaskie Estate.

A revisit to Woodhead - a previous Climate Change Focus Farm (July 2020)

Woodhead was one of our Climate Change Focus Farms - use this link to find out more about what our other host farms got up to during the project.

Climate Change in Agriculture & Rewilding (June 2020)

In this episode, we hear from Professor Davy McCracken (SRUC Hill & Mountain Research Centre at Kirkton & Auchtertyre)

Press Articles & Newsletters

Farming Scotland Magazine

We have a regular column in the Farming Scotland Magazine which is available to from newsagents, livestock marts and supermarkets.

Use the links below to read the latest articles.


General Farming Press Publications