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Scotland’s experts on farmer co-ops and food industry collaboration, we provide a range of specialist information and development services to help businesses work together more effectively. #workingtogether we grow

What we do

Now more than ever, it’s vital for farmers and food and drink businesses to work together more effectively - all of SAOS’s work centres on facilitating this.

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As a development organisation, owned by our members, we provide a range of specialist services not available elsewhere, to assist them in developing their people and their businesses. Get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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C2N - IBioIC Bioeconomy Week

As part of IBioIC’s Bioeconomy Week 2022, C2N joined Grampian Growers in welcoming MSPs Maggie Chapman and Cabinet Secretary, Mairi Gougeon, to find out more about their collaboration with Welsh-based Agroceutical Products and The Robert Gordon University. 

RGU academics, led by Professor Cherry Wainwright, are conducting a study exploring the role of daffodil-derived bioactives in preventing cardiovascular disease. Initial findings show that specific compounds taken from daffodils could help prevent the thickening and stiffening of the heart's walls. 

Watch our Bioeconomy week video - with Grampian Growers 

Scotland, and Angus region in particular, has the potential to become a biorefining hub that offers scale to agri co-ops with bioarisings (wastes or co-products) with commercial potential.

Find out more about Scotland's first Bioeconomy Week — IBioIC Publications (ibioic-publications.com)