27th Nov


TFA Media Release MR17/35 – Industry/Government Partnership Produces Clear Plan for the Future of Welsh Agriculture

Industry/Government Partnership Produces Clear Plan for the Future of Welsh Agriculture

The Tenant Farmers Association in Wales (TFA Cymru) has welcomed the publication of a key report setting out a roadmap for the development of Welsh agriculture.

Amaeth Cymru – Agriculture Wales – is a joint initiative of the Welsh agricultural industry and Welsh Government promoting the prosperity and resilience of the Welsh farming industry and its contribution to present and future well-being within Wales. TFA Cymru is represented on the group by TFA Chief Executive, George Dunn.

Speaking on the first day of the Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells, George Dunn said “the roadmap produced by Amaeth Cymru provides a clear, coherent and comprehensive framework for the development of future policy impacting the agricultural sector within Wales. It also provides a compelling and cogent analysis of the changes necessary within the farming industry itself and the supply chains within which it operates and brought into sharper focus in light of the challenges and opportunities presented by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union”.

“I am particularly pleased that the roadmap stresses that the achievement of the stated vision is only possible if farms and related businesses are profitable and robust, able to withstand setbacks – economic or from natural causes – with public support correcting for market failures and providing for the continuing delivery of public benefits,” said Mr Dunn.

“We welcome the partnership approach taken by the Welsh Government in working with the agricultural industry to produce this clear plan and TFA Cymru commits to working productively with the Welsh Government in bringing the plan to life over the coming years. I would endorse this way of working as a model for other parts of the UK,” said Mr Dunn.

Ref: MR 17/35
Date: 27 November 2017

Notes for Editors:

The report “Amaeth Cymru – The future of Agriculture in Wales: the Way Forward” can be read in full by clicking here.

For further information contact George Dunn on 07721 998961 or TFA Communications and Events Coordinator Harley Coles on 0118 930 6130.

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