£43m schools and social housing capital boost will create 800 jobs says Jane Hutt
Schools and social housing projects across Wales are set to benefit from an immediate £43 million capital investment boost, Finance Minister Jane Hutt has announced
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A new integrated programme of knowledge transfer and innovation support, which will focus on improving the competitiveness and profitability of farm and forestry businesses in Wales.
Farming Connect provides subsidised and online training activities to support continuous professional development, activities to enhance business focus and capacity for farm business management, and a mechanism to enable the measurement and improvement of business performance and competitiveness.
It will also comprise a new package of ‘Innovation’, ‘Demonstration’ and ‘Focus’ sites which will provide farmers and foresters with the opportunity to see at first hand the latest innovative practices, solutions and integrated approach tools which can support the future development of their businesses.
Farming Connect is currently recruiting the new network of ‘Demonstration’ and ‘Focus’ sites. Farmers and forestry holders who would like to be considered should contact Farming Connect on 08456 000 813.
The new programme will be delivered by Menter a Busnes and Lantra, working closely with Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) which is an internationally recognised research and teaching centre.
It will also work closely with national levy bodies, Hybu Cig Cymru and AHDB Dairy to ensure an integrated approach to providing farmers and foresters with the latest and most up to date knowledge, advice and innovation support.
For further information on what will be available within the Farming Connect programme, visit the Farming Connect website (external link). All businesses and individuals (including those previously registered under the existing Farming Connect Programme 2007–2013) will need to register with the Farming Connect from 1 October 2015 by contacting the Farming Connect Service Centre on 08456 000 813.
The new programme, which will continue to be known as Farming Connect, is one of four new schemes within Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. The programme will focus the significant investment from Welsh Government and the EU to revitalise rural communities and provide support for agriculture in Wales.