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Inquiry into the Future of Agricultural and Rural Development Policies in Wales

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Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

For over forty years, Welsh agriculture, the landscapes and environment shaped by it, and the rural communities that depend on it, have been supported by policies set at a European level, albeit with a degree of local adjustment.


Following the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee carried out an inquiry into the future shape of policies and funding to support agriculture, land management and rural communities which would be decided in Wales.


The Committee wanted to identify the principles that should underpin the new Welsh polices that would be needed to replace those currently set by the European Union.


Terms of reference


To develop principles to underpin new agriculture and rural development policy for Wales.


This will include consideration of the following questions:

  • What are the fundamental outcomes we want to see from agricultural, land management and rural development policies?
  • What lessons can we learn from current and previous policies? What about polices elsewhere?
  • To what extent should Wales develop its own agricultural, land management and rural development polices or should it be part of a broader UK-wide policy and financial framework?

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565