Sustainable Farming Scheme

Closing Date: –

The Welsh Government is introducing a new system of farm support from 2025 which will reward farmers who take action to respond to the climate emergency and reverse the decline of biodiversity.

The proposed new Sustainable Farming Scheme aims to maximise the protective power of nature through farming. The Welsh Government says it will be crucial in protecting the environment for this generation and those to come.

The Welsh Government has already engaged with more than 2,000 farmers and stakeholders in the first phase of co-designing the new scheme, and the next phase of co-design will take place in the summer of 2022.

An outline of the scheme will be published in 2022 and this will include the actions which farmers will be asked to undertake. Analysis of the estimated cost to the farm business and wider sector of undertaking them and the resulting environmental benefits will be also be published to enable farmers to provide informed feedback.

A final consultation on the detail of scheme design, and transition to the new scheme, will take place in spring 2023. Engagement with farmers through an outreach programme on the final Scheme will take place the following year.

Funding body Welsh Government
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S47286
Category Business Support
Environment
Rural Development & Agriculture
Fund or call Fund

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