The Wales Rural Network Support Unit (WRNSU) supports a forum to promote the exchange of expertise in rural development. WRNSU is open to anyone interested in rural development or involved with the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and the schemes it funds.

 

The ninth round of Glastir Woodland Creation and the eighth round of Glastir Woodland Restoration opens today, 16 March, with a fourfold increase in budget for Glastir Woodland Creation of £8m and a doubling of the budget for GWR of £2m.
 

In the UK and Wales, some pioneering producers have found a ready market for bison meat.  It is considered to be a healthy red meat alternative to traditional beef products being lower in fat, cholesterol and sodium.  It also has a very similar protein content, is lower in calories and is high in iron and vitamin B12.

Farming Connect has found a creative solution to the temporary suspension of its on-farm events this summer with a series of live digital broadcasts from its demonstration sites.

Click here to find all the scheduled dates

The final consultation on legislation to ban commercial third party sales of puppies and kittens launched. Have your say before 17 August.

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News, events and case studies

Case Study of the week - Blueprint to control malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) in farmed bison and buffalo in Wales
Case Study of the week - Blueprint to control malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) i…

n the UK and Wales, some pioneering producers have found a ready market for bison meat.  It is considered to be a healthy red meat alternative to traditional beef products being lower in fat, cholesterol and sodium.  It also has a very similar protein content, is lower in calories and is high in iron and vitamin B12.

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A statement to our stakeholders on the COVID-19 pandemic

As part of Welsh Government’s response to COVID-19, the priorities of the Wales Rural Network will be changing slightly to reflect the changed needs of you, our stakeholders, during this unprecedented situation.

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RPW update 04/04/2020

Latest update on RPW services affected by the coronavirus.

General advice (updated 4th April)

Preparing Wales
Preparing Wales

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020

The UK is now in a transition period until December 2020. The transition period was agreed to allow the UK and the EU to agree a deal on their future relationship.

RDP schedule for Expression of Interest Rounds
RDP schedule for Expression of Interest Rounds

Past and Present Rural Development Programmes' schedule for Expression of Interest Rounds.

Farming Connect's Coronavirus (Covid-19) response
Farming Connect's Coronavirus (Covid-19) response

“Whatever concerns you have about your business, this is not the time to shoulder your worries in silence, we will find you an expert who will listen to you and provide the confidential guidance and support you need either over the phone or digitally,” is the message from Eirwen Williams, director of rural programmes with Menter a Busnes, which together with Lantra Wales, delivers. Farming Connect on behalf of the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.