As part of the OECD Rural Development Conference earlier this year, Agri-EPI Centre’s Satellite Farmer Brian Wetherup of Parkend Farm hosted a widespread international delegation to showcase Scottish rural innovation. The attendees represented various international organisations and governments: South Korea, Romania, Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, France and Germany to name a few. The rural field trip was initiated by Scottish Enterprise and included a tour around the facilities and provided further insights into robotic milking.
OECD Rural Development Conference
The 11th OECD Rural Development Conference brought together leading policy makers, private sector and renowned experts to exchange experiences and good practices on issues related to innovation in rural areas, including the development of policies to benefit from the 10 key drivers of rural change, and making the most of opportunities for job creation, economic growth, and service delivery. Read the full report about the Conference on the Scottish Rural Network website.
Organised by the OECD, the Conference is hosted by the Scottish Government, European Commission and the UK Government in close co-operation with Highlands and Islands Enterprise & Scottish Enterprise and the European Network for Rural Development.
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