This report comprises the findings of an evidence review to inform the further development of the Scottish Land Matching Service (SLMS). The Scottish Land Matching Service was established in 2019 as an initiative of Scottish Government’s Farming Opportunity for New Entrants (FONE) Group. The SLMS mandate is to enable joint ventures in farming.
Questions addressed in the review include:
- Does it result in positive outcomes from those who engage with the service?
- Is it pitching at the right level?
- Is it providing unique support that is not being answered elsewhere?
- Is it value for money?
- Is it serving a useful function?
- What’s the geography involved? Is it providing a service for people throughout Scotland?
- Is it matching the expectations of a land matching service? What does a successful service look like? What could be suitable evaluation criteria?
- A comparison of Scotland’s Land Matching Service with the Joint Venture Hub.
Suggested citation: Sutherland, L-A and Corbett, R. (2023). Scottish Land Matching Service. James Hutton Institute, pp29. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8045272
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