The aim of this study was to estimate the economic cost (to farmers and insurers) of the extreme weather events affecting Scottish farmers during 2017-2018.
The project deliverables covered:
- The costs of livestock losses (mainly lambs)
- The cost of losses to cereal and oilseed rape, and vegetable producers;
- The cost of milk losses (insurance claims);
- The cost of loans to cover livestock feed shortages;
- The impact on the supply chain and food processing and manufacturing sectors especially brewing and distilling;
- An assessment of which Scottish farm sectors that were most impacted or could be in future.
“Jonathan is great to work with and very skilled for the agricultural economics, climate change and production for which we’ve needed him.”