On Friday the Minister issued a written statement and press release outlining a package of support for horticulture alongside other support for Welsh farmers, foresters, land managers and food businesses
The written statement can be found at the link below, which also includes an annex listing the different schemes.
Written Statement: Funding to support the rural economy and the transition to the Sustainable Farming Scheme (1 April 2022) | GOV.WALES
Horticulture Development Scheme:
A vibrant horticulture sector is high on the Welsh Government's agenda for developing a sustainable agricultural industry as it delivers a range of environmental, social and economic benefits. Support will aim to deliver key issues, like sustainable development, training, improving business performance and efficiency, as well as constantly enhancing the quality and reputation of Welsh produce.
The Horticulture Development scheme opened to existing horticulture producers on 4 April 2022.
Please see below the link to the Horticulture Development Guidance document:
Email addresses for initial queries - Horticulture@gov.wales
Please note that if the applicants have a CRN number, they can direct questions to Customer Contact.
Other relevant schemes include:
- Horticulture Scheme – Start Up - A scheme to support new entrants into the Welsh horticulture sector. Expression of Interest window due to open in May.
- Organic Conversion Scheme - A scheme to support farmers to convert to organic production systems. Expression of Interest window due to open in July
View the Full list of upcoming schemes