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 Consultation
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. The closing date for the consultation is 30 October 2018.

For more information watch our webinar recording.

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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


Brexit and our land consultation: Myth-busting facts


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