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Farming and countryside

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Rural Wales

Together with other government organisations, we are working towards sustainable management of agriculture and the environment.

Support for the farming community

There are three charities working together under the umbrella name "Farming Help" to assist the farming community.


Gwlad is our e-newsletter for farm and forestry businesses and all those involved in agriculture in Wales.

The e-newsletter is issued fortnightly and you can sign up to receive it by clicking on the news & alerts icon on this page. When you have signed up the e-newsletter will be delivered direct to your inbox.

Wales Rural Development Programme

Wales Rural Development Programme enables us to fund activities which support the countryside and rural communities to encourage the sustainable management of agriculture and the environment as part of the Common Agricultural Policy.

Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO): Programme Evaluations (external link) includes a variety of evaluation reports which have been produced in conjunction with or on behalf of WEFO.

The Countryside Survey 

The Countryside Survey (external link) provides a comprehensive survey of UK countryside in light of Government policies and environmental influences.