The Welsh Government has published a summary of the responses they received for the Sustainable Farming & our Land consultation. Over 3,000 responses were received from a range of farmers, stakeholder organisations and members of the public – a significant proportion of which were directly engaged in farming. Lesley Griffiths, the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs also issued a statement to accompany the Summary Report.
NFFN Wales responded to last year’s consultation calling for a new farming policy that facilitates and rewards nature friendly farming. As such, we are happy to read that the Welsh Government are sticking to their guns and are maintaining the direction of travel outlined in the consultation.
“ I continue to propose to provide financial support to farmers who manage their land in a way which enables the sustainable production of quality Welsh food, tackles the climate emergency, reverses the loss of biodiversity, ensures high standards of animal health and welfare and protects our natural resources”
But there is still much work to be done. We will be engaging with decision makers over the coming months to help ensure that a new farming policy in Wales works for farming and nature. If you’re interested in helping to get this message across, please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.