Agriculture and rural development
Food, drink and agriculture are a significant part of North East Scotland's economy, with more than 22,000 people employed in the sector:
- 51% in agriculture
- 32% in food manufacturing
- 11% in fishing
- 6% in drinks and beverages
The north east accounts for less than 12% of Scotland’s agricultural area but produces over 20% of Scotland’s agricultural output. For specific sectors of agriculture the north east has high shares of activity:
- 33% of cereals
- 29% of beef cattle
- 57% of pigs
- 32% of oilseed rape
- over 33% of Scotland’s beef cattle
- 60% of Scotland’s malting barley
Agricultural and its associated industries are an important sector for our area and we are committed to supporting its development.
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You can also email our Industry Support Executive (rural and maritime) at firstname.lastname@example.org.