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Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales is the industry-led organisation responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of Welsh red meat.
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Members of the Food and Drink Advisory Partnership provide expert advice to the Welsh Government. They assist with policy and strategy development and act as ambassadors for food matters.

The Food and Drink Advisory Partnership (FDAP) is made up of 20 members from across the industry, who were invited to participate following public appointment process.

Members chair specialist industry sub-groups involving nearly 200 individuals and organisations, providing further policy advice and feedback. All of these groups meet three to four times a year.

The Partnership is tasked to:  

  • provide expert advice to Government on all matters in relation to food
  • assist with and be part of policy and strategy development in relation to food
  • act as ‘ambassadors’ for Government on food matters and with no executive responsibilities.

The current FDAP sub-groups deal with the following subject areas:

  • dairy
  • fisheries and aquaculture
  • organic
  • trade development
  • education and training
  • horticulture
  • red meat (it should be noted that this particular sub group is unique in that Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is a separate organisation. The Chairperson of HCC is a member of the Food and Drink Advisory Partnership).

In addition, there are four regional groups (North, Mid, South West and South East). Their primary task is to ensure effective communication and engagement with stakeholders on food issues throughout the regions of Wales.

For further information regarding the work of the Food and Drink Advisory Partnership please contact us by e-mail at foodpolicy@wales.gsi.gov.uk, or by post:

Food Policy and Strategy Unit
Food, Fisheries and Market Development Division
Welsh Assembly Government
Rhodfa Padarn
Llanbadarn Fawr
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3UR.