Clean Water

Farming Connect is coordinating an industry-led initiative to tackle pollution from agriculture head-on in Wales in order to ensure Clean Water in our rivers.

 

 

 

The following support is available from Farming Connect in order to help Welsh farmers to reduce agricultural pollution and improve water quality.

For more information on any of the following services, contact us here or contact your local Development Officer
 

Advisory Service

Providing expert, independent, confidential and bespoke advice
•    Up to 80% funding for one to one advice
•    100% funding for group advice *
Examples of advice include:
•    Soil and nutrient management planning
•    Slurry and farmyard manure management and storage
•    Farm infrastructure

 

Skills and Training

Farming Connect offer 80% on a Technical Award in the safe use and application of slurry and farm yard manure. 
The course aims to enable learners to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in the safe use and application of slurry and farm yard manure (FYM).

Visit the training page for more information on how to apply for funding

 

One-to-One Clinics

An oppurtunity to assess and discuss various issues with a consultant on a one-to-one basis. Our range of clinics include Soils and Grassland clinics and Infrastructure and Building Design clinics 

 

Mentoring

Up to 22.5 hours of fully funded mentoring service form farmers who have made positive changes on their own farms

 

Sustainable Management Scheme Support Service

The SMS provides financial support for a range of activities that will improve the management of our natural resources. A support service has been launched which provides support for groups of farmers who wish to apply for the scheme.
 

EIP Wales

Groups with innovative ideas to tackle agricultural pollution can develop projects with support through EIP Wales
 

Agrisgôp

Working together as part of an Agrisgôp group, you can access specialist information to explore and develop viable options to address specific issues.

 

Planning surgeries

1 hour advice from an independent planning adviser
 

Demonstration Network projects and events

Projects and events demonstrating new innovations in farming and forestry.

 

E-learning modules

Our e-learning interactives cover a wide variety of topics which will help you develop new and existing skills, knowledge and improve working practices within your business
 
*Up to 80% funding to a maximum of €1500 (euros) per instance of one to one advice, or 100% funding for group advice (minimum of three in a group) up to a maximum of €1500 (euros) per group member.


The latest Technical Articles and Reports

 

Farming Connect support for clean water on Anglesey
 
Farming Connect tackling water pollution near Pendine
 
Farming Connect tackling water pollution in the Gele
 
Farming Connect campaign to reduce agricultural pollution 
 
New service to support farmers and foresters to apply for the RC –RDP Sustainable Management Scheme
 
Farmers take action to address agricultural pollution in Wales
 
Soil efficiency key to farm management at Wrexham mixed livestock business
 
Better soil management: avoiding soil compaction