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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-09421
Asked by: Jenni Minto, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 22 June 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the current global supply chain issues resulting from the conflict in Ukraine, what actions it has taken to strengthen the food security of Scotland.

Current status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 23 June 2022


Answer

The Scottish Government takes seriously the food security of Scotland, and in response to the conflict in Ukraine, Scottish Ministers established a short-life Food Security and Supply Taskforce, jointly with industry.

The purpose of the short life taskforce was to monitor, identify and respond to any potential disruption to the food and drink supply chain resulting from the situation in Ukraine. It also sought to recommend any short, medium and longer term actions that might be taken to mitigate impacts and resolve supply issues.

The work of the Taskforce has now concluded and arrived at a set of recommendations to strengthen food security and supply in Scotland. The full report and its recommendations will be published today https://www.gov.scot/publications/short-life-food-security-and-supply-taskforce-report/ , it reinforces the Scottish Government’s continued commitment to use all powers it has available to support people in Scotland.