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Glastir Advanced Evaluation Panel

This press release was published under the 2011 - 2016 Welsh government

Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans today welcomed the recommendations of the Glastir Advanced Evaluation Panel into how the scheme can be improved and help deliver elements of our recently approved £1bn Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020.
Monday 08 June 2015

In 2014, the Welsh Government made a commitment to undertake an independent evaluation of the delivery of Glastir Advanced to identify any steps we could take to improve delivery of the scheme under the new RDP.

The Panel found a number of examples of best practice in the design and implementation of the scheme and considerable evidence of measures that would deliver significant environmental improvements if implemented. The panel also found some areas where the Welsh Government can build upon its solid foundation and made 10 specific recommendations which the Deputy Minister will now consider.

The Deputy Minister said:

“Glastir Advanced is widely recognised as a unique and pioneering approach to natural resource management and I am pleased with the overall positive findings from the Panel, reflecting the scheme’s effectiveness. I am determined that we build upon our early success and have therefore asked officials to start taking take forward the Panel’s recommendations immediately.

“I would also like to thank the Panel for the time and attention they have provided in assessing the scheme, and for their clear practical recommendations which I hope can help us continue to improve Glastir Advanced.”

The Panel was chaired by Dr Geoff Radley, an independent consultant who previously led the review of the English Stewardship schemes and also included Dr Ieuan Joyce, chair of the Elan Valley Trust and active participant in previous agri-environment schemes, and Mr Arfon Williams of the RSPB representing the Wales Environment Link, and himself a former Tir Gofal project officer.

The full report and our response to the recommendations is available on the Glastir web pages.



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