Climate Change and Sustainable Farming

The government has set a target of reaching ‘net zero’ in terms of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Listen to the podcast on Carbon neutral farming – the path to ‘net zero’ here.

Sustainable Farming Scheme

Sustainable Farming Scheme Outline Proposals for 2025 from the Welsh Government can be downloaded here

NFU Cymru explain the updated proposals for the Sustainable Farming Scheme set to replace the BPS and Glastir from 2025 Click here

Farmers are being invited to give feedback on the proposals in a variety of ways:

  • Workshops
  • Interviews
  • Surveys

Click here for further information from the Farmers’ Union of Wales, and to complete the survey.

Farming Connect clean air tool

  • A new online tool has been launched in Wales to help farmers cut ammonia emissions – giving practical advice on steps farmers can take to lower emissions.
  • Click here to find out more.

Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)

The future of CEA:

Agricultural Pollution Regulations

  • Agricultural Pollution Regulations came into force on 1 April 2021. Ensuring all farm businesses operate to a minimum standard, protecting Welsh waterbodies from the impact of agricultural pollution.
  • To find out more Click here.
  • To support businesses with the new Agri-Pollution Regulations contact the Farming Connect Service Centre on 08456 000 813 or your Local Development Officer.
  • Agricultural Pollution Regulations risk map Click here.

NFU Cymru responds to IPCC report on climate change Click here to view.

Farming Connect – A European approach to facing the challenges of climate change in ruminant agriculture Click here.

European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Wales: A guide to Pollinator friendly grassland farming Click here to find out more.

Getting ready for winter on the farm Click here.

Drought management

The impact of drought conditions on Welsh beef and sheep farms Click here.

  • AHDB have an online page on drought advice, tips to manage produce after a drought, fire prevention, reducing heat stress on livestock etc. Click here to view.
  • Natural Resources Wales – Drought Click here.

The effects of drought on Welsh Dairy Farms Click here.

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