The Welsh Government is providing £227 million over the next three years to support the rural economy towards a greener and more sustainable future.
Funding will be available to farmers, foresters, land managers and associated rural sectors under six themes: farm-scale land management, on-farm environmental improvements, on-farm efficiency and diversification, landscape scale land, wood and forestry and food and agriculture. supply chains.
Programs worth a total of £100million are either open now or will be launched in the coming weeks to support these themes.
The funding is designed to support the pace and scale of change needed as part of the country’s 10 years of action on climate change to enable a ‘just transition’ to a ‘stronger, greener and more sustainable Wales’. fair”.
Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths said: “Our rural economy plays a crucial role in how we live our lives. It provides us with the quality food we eat, the natural resources we enjoy and supports communities and livelihoods across Wales.
“We know that it continues to face many challenges, including climate change which threatens our land, impacts water and air quality and places additional pressures on biodiversity.
“We want to support the sustainable food production of Welsh farmers and we want our rural communities to have a green and sustainable future. This package is designed to support these goals. A strong rural economy can only benefit our rural communities.