About us

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.


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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Sustainability - the EU Mixed Farming Project

Working with institutions from the EU and the UK, we are partners in this knowledge exchange of different production systems.

The EU-project MIXED supports the development of European Mixed Farming and Agroforestry Systems that optimise efficiency and resource use, reduce GHG emissions and show greater resilience to climate change by considering agronomic, technical, environmental, economic, institutional, infrastructural and social advantages and constraints.

Read more about the project here