Sustainability at heart of Welsh post-Brexit farming strategy

06 June 2019

The Welsh Government has announced plans to promote sustainable food through its post-Brexit farming strategy.

Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has confirmed that Wales will move from the Basic Payments Scheme to a single sustainable farming scheme in 2021. 

The Minister said:

“We want to put sustainability at the heart of our future support, balancing the needs of current generation with our obligations to the next.

Reflecting on the consultation responses, I am proposing a new single sustainable farming scheme, allowing us to explore economic, environmental and social opportunities at the same time.

We will propose an annual payment to farmers in return for the environmental outcomes delivered on their farm - targeted at reversing biodiversity decline, meeting our carbon budgets and hitting our clean air targets.”


The policy changes will be explored in detail in a forthcoming consultation, which will be published in advance of the Royal Welsh Show in July.

Read more here.

Contacts

Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities
lballin@soilassociation.org

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