There has been an “overwhelming response” to a consultation on controversial funding plans for farming and the countryside after Brexit reports the BBC.
The Welsh Government is proposing to replace the subsidies farmers currently receive under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with two new grant schemes, an economic resilience scheme and a public good scheme.
An economic resilience scheme will target investment to increase competitiveness and make improvements in productivity for food production. This will include support for finding new markets, innovation and diversification.
The public goods scheme will provide money for farmers to address challenges like climate change mitigation, flood risk, habitat loss, poor air and water quality.
Woodknowledge Wales responded to the call for evidence to this consultation. Read our response Brexit and our Land – Woodknowledge Wales contribution.