Rural Affairs Minister, Elin Jones, explained that she has taken this action in order to provide and ongoing support for organic farming whilst ensuring a smooth transition into Glastir, the new land management scheme for Wales.
She added that the scheme is in line with the aims of the Second Organic Action Plan for Wales to support the sustainable development of the organic markets. Furthermore the Welsh Assembly will give priority to those applications that will provide the highest gains in terms of biodiversity, following the CAP Health check agenda.
Funding for this round is limited to £700,000, so it is important that applications are submitted as soon as possible.
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