7 Sep 2018
Welsh Government want your views on their proposals on future support for farming and land management in Wales.
Brexit and our
land: Securing the future of Welsh farming
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.
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. The closing date for the consultation is
30 October 2018.
For more information watch our webinar
More information about the 'Brexit and our land: Securing
the future of Welsh farming' Consultation
Welsh Government has set out five principles for
- 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
- 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:
- Increasing market potential
- Improving productivity
- Effective risk management
- Knowledge exchange, skills and innovation
- Carbon sequestration and decarbonisation to mitigate the
effects of climate change
- Reducing flood risk
- Increasing habitat resilience
- Improving air and water quality
different organisations have to say about the future of land
management in Wales: