SAVE THE DATE - Celebrating Rural Wales Event on 9th & 10th June 2022

Event type:
RDP Celebratory Event
Date and time:
Royal Welsh Showground, Food Hall

For decades Wales has benefitted from support through the EU Rural Development Programme (RDP). With the UK’s exit from the European Union this support is coming to an end, and we have the opportunity to develop a truly Welsh approach to support for our rural economy. 

It is important to learn the lessons from the many successes of the RDP as we consider how to target interventions in the future. This event will seek to highlight successes, and how we can take these forwards based on the priorities outlined by the Minister for Rural Affairs. 

The event will feature:

  • An opportunity to hear from the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd, the Minister for Climate Change and the Director of Environment and Rural Affairs
  • Workshops on future schemes as we transition to the Sustainable Farming Scheme
  • A themed exhibition area, covering food and tourism, the sustainable management of natural resources, innovation, woodland and forestry, and innovative communities.
  • Themed discussions looking at successes achieved by beneficiaries of funding 
  • Video case studies - a chance to see case studies of projects, meet the people who have benefitted and hear first-hand the difference that funding has made to them and their local area
  • ‘Rural Awards’ – providing recognition to projects that have succeeded

Look out for the hashtag #celebratingruralwales on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date leading to and during the event.

The event is free to attend, but you will need to register here:  - You can also find the agenda for the two days here. 

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Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.