Welsh Government Consultation: Sustainable Farming and our Land

The First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford AM and the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths AM have launched a new consultation on how best to support Welsh landowners.

They have said: “It is clear there is an overwhelming case for supporting farmers. The question is how best to do it.”

Last year the Institute of Chartered Foresters responded to the ‘Brexit and our Land’ consultation which prompted an important national debate on how Welsh farming could be supported post-Brexit. ‘Sustainable Farming and our Land’ present revised proposals for consultation. No decisions have been taken on the nature of new schemes after leaving the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

The Welsh Government is seeking views on how Welsh farming can be made more sustainable.

The consultation document can be found here: https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/consultations/2019-07/brexit-consultation-document.pdf

The Institute of Chartered Foresters would like to know what are the views of our members on this consultation so that the Institute can submit an informed response on behalf of its membership. Please go to the following survey to lodge your opinions. Thank you in advance.

Mike Seddon, Chief Executive of Forestry England

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