31 Aug 2018

Do you want to shape the future of land management in Wales? Find out about responding to the public consultation from our webinar 05.09.18

Webinar _ Support For Welsh Farming After Brexit (English)

Webinar: Brexit and our land: Securing the future of Welsh farming Consultation
Date: 5 September 2018, 2pm

Welsh Government want your views on their proposals on future support for farming and land management in Wales.

Welsh Government are consulting on the proposals for a planned, multi-year transition and seeking views on: 

  • A new land management programme consisting of an Economic Resilience Scheme and a Public Goods Scheme.
  • How the specific schemes that will deliver the support should be designed.


This consultation is an important opportunity for all stakeholders - farming and forestry related businesses, environmental organisations, local authorities, members of the public, professional bodies and others - to provide their views on what actions we should take to support land managers after we leave the European Union.

By the end of this webinar you will understand:

  • What the consultation is about and how it relates to current legislation and priorities for the environment and rural development
  • Why the consultation matters to your work
  • How to respond to the consultation


This webinar will be delivered in English but contributions and questions are welcomed in Welsh or English.


To book please click the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/webinar-brexit-and-our-land-securing-the-future-of-welsh-farming-tickets-48948486240



(The closing date for the consultation is 30 October 2018)


More information about the 'Brexit and our land: Securing the future of Welsh farming' Consultation

Welsh Government has set out five principles for change:

  • Principle 1 - We need to keep land managers on the land.
  • Principle 2 - Food production is vital for our nation.
  • Principle 3 - We need to ensure our farming and forestry businesses can be prosperous and resilient, whatever the nature of Brexit.
  • Principle 4 - Future support will focus on delivering additional public goods from our land.
  • Principle 5 - Our new schemes should be accessible to all.


Key areas of activity Welsh Government will support through the two proposed schemes:

Economic Resilience Scheme

  • Increasing market potential
  • Improving productivity
  • Diversification
  • Effective risk management
  • Knowledge exchange, skills and innovation

Public Goods Scheme

  • Carbon sequestration and decarbonisation to mitigate the effects of climate change
  • Reducing flood risk
  • Increasing habitat resilience
  • Improving air and water quality

 

Read what different organisations have to say about the future of land management in Wales: