Crop Production Sector Plan

Closed 15 Feb 2019

Opened 21 Dec 2018


As the world’s population grows beyond seven billion people and the global and local stresses on our environment increase, the challenge of how humanity feeds itself will be a tough one. In growing crops, as in all agricultural production, we will need to continue to look for ways to minimise environmental impact. Excellence in stewardship and the search for new forms of innovation will be the hallmarks of a vibrant crop production sector.

SEPA is not the main influencer in the crop production sector, we need to work in partnerships and use this to support innovation in this sector. This consultation on the draft sector plan gives everyone with an interest in the sector an opportunity to comment. Once it’s finalised, we are going to push on and implement it.

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A print version of the sector plan for consultation is also available.

Why your views matter

The draft sector plans are our initial ideas on where we can make the most significant impact. Getting feedback early in the process from our communities, partners and stakeholders is important and your feedback is critical to the success of our sector planning approach. If you think that we have got something wrong, missed a critical opportunity or not been as transparent as possible, please let us know your thoughts.

We aim to get these plans finalised in the first months of 2019 and then push on to implement them. Your views will also help to shape the prioritisation for the implementation, which will be completed following the consultation period.


  • Agriculture
  • Distilling
  • Responsible Authorities
  • Landowners/ managers
  • Forestry
  • Public


  • Regulated activities