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.


Trade & Invest Wales is the official Welsh Government Foreign Direct Investment marketing initiative for Wales. They promote Wales as a base for businesses and support and facilitate those interested in locating here. Click on the photo to get redirected to Trade & Invest Wales is website. 

The First Minister will today, 15 June 2021 set out ambitious plans for a stronger, greener and fairer Wales as he launches the Programme for Government.

Our latest newsletter - A detailed summary of everything from our Celebrating Rural Wales Event on 9 & 10th June 2022.

WRN Newsletter

Wales Rural Network

News and events

News Farmers warned to not cut corners on safety as pressure mounts to get work done
Farmers will be under more pressure than ever during cultivation and harvesting this season, after…
News Immediate changes to be made to on-farm slaughter
The outcomes and recommendations from the Bovine TB Technical Advisory Group’s (TAG) first meeting…
Event Forestry and Timber Knowledge transfer and networking event
Purpose of the event:  This event is the first in a series to share research findings of…
News Nut trial looks at viability of producing walnuts in Wales
A Carmarthenshire couple are experimenting with growing nuts on their land. Martyn Williams and…
Farming and countryside

Click here for information, guides and grants on all things farming and the countryside. 

Find support for your land based business in Wales

The Farming Connect programme supports the development of a more professional, profitable and resilient land based sector. It comprises an integrated programme of knowledge transfer, innovation and advisory services designed to deliver greater sustainability, improved competitiveness, and improved environmental performance.

Case Study of the Month: Mixed farming - histories and futures

This project adopted a positive stance, and set out to show, using geographic information (maps) as the main communication vehicle, that sustainable mixed agriculture (growing crops as well as raising livestock) is possible in many places in mid-Wales and brings multiple social, economic and environmental co-benefits, including jobs and a more vibrant rural economy. 

Current Schemes

This allocation of funding responds to the ending of the EU Rural Development Programme (RDP), which will close in 2023. It will ensure continuity of support for important actions previously funded under the RDP.