Brexit and our land
Leaving the EU provides a unique opportunity to develop a new sustainable land management programme using taxpayers’ money to pay Welsh farmers for protecting and maintaining the environment for all the people of Wales. We believe that this is a just use of public money, paying for things we all need but for which there is no market, and that it will provide long-term security for the farming and land management sector. Recognising that food and forestry will continue to be outputs from these sectors, we believe that Welsh Government should support a stronger connection between consumers and producers, especially in farming, and that developing a sustainable food policy for Wales would be a significant first step towards this. Read our full response to the Welsh government consultation document here.