As Scotland’s most important and valuable crop, barley is used to make whisky, beer and animal feed. In other parts of the world it’s part of a staple diet, and could be all set to become the main ingredient of a new on-the-go food snack.
Barley is the fourth most important cereal crop in the world, and is grown in more than 100 countries. In Scotland, it’s the major crop grown, followed by wheat, rapeseed oil, and potatoes. But is barley underperforming? Could it deliver even more value to Scottish producers and manufacturers.