Sustainable Farming and Our Land: Our submission on Welsh agriculture

The Sustainable Food Trust submitted written evidence to the Welsh Government Consultation on Sustainable Farming and Our Land. The SFT welcomes the Welsh Government’s overall vision to support sustainable and efficient food production that works in harmony with nature.

Last year the SFT submitted written evidence to the Brexit and our land: Securing the future of Welsh farming consultation. The organisation is delighted to see that the Welsh Government have incorporated two key recommendations made by the SFT which makes a shift to more sustainable farming practices possible. These are:

The introduction of an annual sustainability self-assessment using a common harmonised framework of metrics. This could allow farmers to benchmark themselves and improve environmental standards year by year as well as providing more transparent information for the Government

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