Young farmers struggling to find their way onto the farming ladder are working with the Forestry Commission in Scotland. A pilot project has offered ten-year leases to two young farmers in Fife, on 'starter farms' where some of the land is best suited to tree planting. The project addresses two of Scotland's government targets: the need to plant more trees and the need to get more young people into farming.
Is this, though, an erosion of a precious resource at a time when food production should be paramount? Moira Hickey visits Pitcairn Farm near Lochgelly to find out.
Presented and produced by Moira Hickey.